Rockin' with Raptors Festival

September 29, 2018
BNC naturalist Dan with Peregrine Falcon at Rockin' with Raptors

Saturday, September 29
1:00–4:00 pm 


Join Boston Nature Center for our annual Rockin’ with Raptors festival and the 16th 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.


  • 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

Kids with caterpillars at Rockin with Raptors

Appalachian Mountain Club/Outdoor Rx • Big Sister Association • Boston Food Forest Coalition (BFFC) • Boston Water & Sewer Commission • Clark Cooper Community Gardens • Emerald Necklace Conservancy • Friends of Jamaica Pond • League of Women Voters • MA Department of Agricultural Resources • Mass Energy • Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition • Museum of Fine Arts • US Forest Service–Eastern Region • Zoo New England

2018 Festival Sponsors

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

Supporting Sponsor

Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, P.C.

Community Sponsors

Louise L. Ford & Nancy M. Lincoln

Friends of the BNC Sponsors