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

WQM volunteer collecting a sample

The Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) is in need of volunteer citizen science water quality monitors (WQM) to collect data at sites in the headwaters region of the watershed. No prior experience needed—we will train you. Next WQM testing date is October 13. Make a difference and join the team!

Wheelabrator Millbury logo

Wheelabrator Millbury sponsors free sanctuary admission for Millbury residents four times a year. Join us once each season and explore all that Broad Meadow Brook has to offer—for free! Next event is October 13, 2018.

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Upcoming Programs

October 18, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
If you are between the ages of 3 and 5, bring your favorite adult for a thematic hour of a story, an...
October 19, 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