Group Programs for Children & Young Adults at Broad Meadow Brook

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Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of fun and educational nature-based programs for scout troops, birthdays, homeschool, and more.

Here, you can explore over 400 acres of woods, fields, streams, and marsh and look for 78 different species of butterflies, prowl for owls, and learn more about the Blackstone River Valley.

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Program Types

ScoutsBirthday PartiesHomeschoolPreschoolPrivate Functions & Events

Scout Programs

Children observing plants with a naturalist

Broad Meadow Brook offers programs for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts. Our experienced naturalists can guide you through a variety of outdoor badges. Programs are offered on weekday afternoons and Saturdays.

Birthday Parties

Kids at a birthday party at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Looking for a place to have a fun and memorable birthday for your child? Broad Meadow Brook offers birthday party programs for children turning age 4 and up. Parties will include a 1.5-hour naturalist-led program, followed by time for gifts and refreshments. Please call 3 weeks in advance to allow ample time for scheduling. Parties can accommodate up to 15 children. Parents of invited guests are always welcome to stay.

You must be a Mass Audubon member to book a party. Please contact us for information on how to join.

Homeschool Programs

Boy with a naturalist observing

Broad Meadow Brook’s homeschool programs offer a friendly, cooperative learning environment for people of all ages. At the end of all programs, students receive follow-up information and activities so the learning can continue at home. Parents are welcome to attend with the student(s), but students may stay on their own if a medical form is on file with the wildlife sanctuary.

Attend a scheduled homeschool program at the sanctuary or contact us to create a program for your homeschool group!

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Preschool Programs

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Teachers can treat their preschool classroom to a Wonder Walk—a gentle exploration of nature with a naturalist—at your location or ours. Caregivers can choose from a variety of programs just for little ones:

  • Preschool Story Hour (ages 3-5, with an adult) is a series that offers a thematic hour with a story, activity, and naturalist-led walk.
  • Discovering Nature (ages 4-5 & 5-8) is a series with 15-week sessions divided by age group; ages 4-5 can enroll in class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or a combination; while ages 5-8 meet on Tuesday afternoons.
  • Nature Adventures (ages 5-7) focuses on a new nature topic each month through investigations, crafts, and activities.

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Private Functions & Events

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Center entrance

Broad Meadow Brook offers facility rentals for groups and organizations. Our location in Central Massachusetts provides a unique, natural setting on the outskirts of Worcester perfectly suited for conferences, workshops, meetings, parties, retreats, and reunions. Take advantage of all that our 430-acre wildlife sanctuary has to offer!

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Looking for Group Programs for Adults?

Adult group birding at Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Broad Meadow Brook provides high-quality programs for adult groups such as garden clubs, senior centers, historical centers, and many other clubs and organizations.

We offer customized programs and presentations on a variety of natural topics from birding, attracting wildlife to your yard, backyard landscaping for birds, and the history of The Blackstone River.

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