Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with over 400 acres cooperatively managed or owned by Mass Audubon. Interpretive signs will guide you along well-marked trails through woods, fields, streams, and marsh. The center also serves as the visitor site for the National Park Service’s Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Read more >

HOURS: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 am–4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Ruby-throated hummingbird © Bernard Creswick
Ruby-throated hummingbird © Bernard Creswick

The winning images from Mass Audubon's 2017 Picture This photo contest will be on display at Broad Meadow Brook from August 1-31! Learn More >

BMB preschooler next to mushrooms

Play is the natural work of children. Our Discovering Nature program allows children to spend time outdoors learning, explore the wonders of nature, build friendships, and develop a deeper sense of place. Enrolling now for Fall 2018 Sessions.

A woman taking notes outside.

During the 11-week Field Naturalist Certificate Program, gain in-depth knowledge of organismal groups and their ecology while taking part in field research, monitoring, and communication training.

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Upcoming Programs

August 28, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The fall migration of the common nighthawk through Massachusetts is a spectacular event. During migration,...
August 31, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am
Enjoy a guided walk, sharpen your birding skills, and help track migrating and resident birds for Mass...
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Birthday Parties


Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More