Group Programs for Children & Young Adults at Boston Nature Center

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Whether you’re planning a birthday party, conducting a homeschool program, looking for a fun morning with your preschooler, or working with other organized groups (such as scouting groups, science clubs, etc.), the teacher naturalists at the Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary can create interesting, hands-on inquiry-based programs.

Birthday Parties | Homeschool Programs | Preschool Programs | Private Functions & Events

Birthday Parties

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Looking for a unique birthday experience for your child? The BNC is a great choice! During the weekends, BNC provides a two-hour rental, which includes a one-hour program with a teacher naturalist based on your child’s age and interest. During the second hour, celebrate your child’s birthday in one of our classrooms. 

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Homeschool Programs

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BNC’s homeschool programs are designed to encourage children to interact with the environment through nature exploration and science-based learning and with each other through group building and games. Portions of the program will take place indoors, but most days we anticipate spending the majority of time outdoors at the wildlife sanctuary. Participants may also receive "home projects" each week to help further their learning and to share with their families.

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Preschool Programs

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BNC offers wonderful learning opportunities for preschool students called Early Explorers. This program is a combination of hands-on activities, experiments, songs, demonstrations, stories, and nature walks. It’s designed to strengthen listening and observation skills while teaching students about the natural world. Professional development is also offered to preschool educators upon request.

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Private Functions & Events

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We have facilities available for rental by private and public groups and organizations. The Boston Nature Center is one of the greenest buildings in Boston and is a great place to hold your next event. We offer a unique and natural setting for birthday parties, social events, meetings, and public programs. Tours of the building, as well as special programs, can be arranged. Our facilities are sure to make your next event memorable.

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Looking for Group Programs for Adults?

Mass Audubon offers educational programs for garden clubs, senior centers, historical groups, and many other clubs and organizations.

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