Plan Your Visit to Boston Nature Center

At the 67-acre Boston Nature Center in Mattapan, you can explore 2 miles of trails on your own or with us. For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, please follow our sanctuary guidelines during your visit.

Getting Here

500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
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Nature Center

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Saturdays, Sundays, and most holidays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Trails (2 miles)
Open daily, dawn to dusk

Indoor Restrooms
Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm • Saturdays, Sundays, & most holidays, 10am–4pm
Face mask required while indoors


Freedonations appreciated

As a way to increase access to nature, Mass Audubon also offers several free admission programs at our wildlife sanctuaries.


Explore the Sanctuary