Rockin' with Raptors Festival

September 28, 2019
Great Horned Owl closeup
Great Horned Owl

Saturday, September 28
1:00–4:00 pm 


Join Boston Nature Center for our annual Rockin' with Raptors festival and the 17th Anniversary of the George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center in Mattapan. 

This free community celebration is a great opportunity to explore Mass Audubon’s urban sanctuary, located just outside of Boston and home to two miles of trails, a nature play area, plenty of wildlife, and a thriving community garden.

Takes place rain or shine.

Young boy petting goats at BNC


  • Get up-close with animals—caterpillar demos from The Caterpillar Lab, plus meet raptors from Blue Hills Trailside Museum & critters from BNC
  • Nature activitiesarts & crafts, birdhouse building, Nature Nook games
  • Family-friendly entertainmentface painting, Rosalita's Puppets, music with DJ Popular
  • Delicious food from Grill Master Kenny Perry
  • ...and much more!

Participating Organizations

Appalachian Mountain Club/Outdoor Rx • Bethel AME Green Ministry & Greater Boston Section National Council of Negro Women • Bikes Not Bombs • Boston Area Beekeepers Association • Boston Children's Museum • Boston Food Forest Coalition • Boston Water & Sewer Commission • Clark Cooper Community Gardens • Emerald Necklace Conservancy • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site • Friends of Jamaica Pond • Green Energy Consumers Alliance • MA Department of Agricultural Resources • Museum of Fine Arts • Museum of Science • New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance • Urban Farming Institute of Boston • US Forest Service Eastern Region

2019 Festival Sponsors

Rockin' with Raptors wouldn't be possible without the support of our generous sponsors! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Pam Gilfillan by email or call 617-983-8500 x6922.

Lead Sponsor

Friends of the BNC

NOREL Service Co, Inc.
Cruz Companies