Published on November 5, 2020

Take a Family Tour of the Sanctuary

People on Broadmoor's boardwalk in fall

Available through January 31

Schedule a personalized, private, and safe guided tour for your family that connects you to the wonders of nature!

Each 2-hour or 90-minute program is led by a Mass Audubon naturalist, who will guide your group of up to 10 people on an exploration around the sanctuary.

You'll take part in hands-on investigations of plants and animals and observing the interactions and energy flow in the ecosystem.

Preregistration is required.


2-Hour Programs

For ages 6 & up

90-Minute Programs

For ages 0-5

$130 per family (up to 5 people)
$10 per additional person*

$150 per family (up to 5 people)
$12 per additional person*

$100 per family (up to 5 people)
$8 per additional person*

$120 per family (up to 5 people)
$10 per additional person*


*Maximum 10 people per program

How to Book

To register your group, please email us with your preferred program, date, and time (see below). We'll then follow-up with you to finalize the details.

→ Payment is due in full at time of booking.

Scheduling Options 

  • Days: Tuesdays to Fridays, plus some Saturdays
  • Times: 2-hour blocks available in morning (ends by noon) or afternoon (begins after 1:00 pm)

Program Choices

NOTE: All programs can be customized to your group's interests. Optional activities for children based on age and interest can be provided.

Busy Animals in Autumn

How do animals get ready for winter? Investigate migration, hibernation, and staying active as you watch animals gather food and test their wings.

Story Rocks, Dancing Trees, & Other Land Mysteries

Learn to look for nature mysteries and then tell stories based on evidence found on the sanctuary. What could be changing the landscape, sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly?

Senses & Seasons

Learn the best way to use your nose, ears, fingers and eyes to explore nature any time. Learn about changing colors and falling leaves, late season flowers, how seeds travel, other changes in autumn.

Into the Woods

Search the layers of the forest from the soil to the tree tops. Use binoculars to search for birds in the canopy, use magnifying glasses to explore the leaf litter, and look for tracks and signs along the trails. Learn to age a white pine tree, visit the beech and seek out witch's hats.

More Adventures Await

Private family tours are also available at Mass Audubon's other Metro West wildlife sanctuaries—Drumlin Farm in Lincoln and Habitat in Belmont. Explore them all this fall and winter!