Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Gentle trails wind through deciduous and evergreen forests, across meadows, and around ponds and vernal pools at Habitat, located just seven miles from downtown Boston. A long-standing center for environmental education, Habitat offers year-round programs for all ages. The Georgian-style mansion and beautiful formal gardens can be rented for weddings and other eventsRead more >

HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Sat-Sun, 10:00 am-4:00 pm 
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Star trail over lake in Natick © Sean Henderson
© Sean Henderson

This month's exhibit, which features winning images from Mass Audubon's 2017 Photo Contest, is on display at the Habitat Gallery from February 1-28, 2018.

Kids playing in snow at Habitat

Get your kids outside for February Vacation week! We offer four days of environmental education activities, games, arts and crafts, and scientific experiments that focus on winter natural history.

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Upcoming Programs

February 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Birders and non-birders of all ages and skill levels are invited to join us for five bird walks around...
February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Spend an afternoon a week exploring the seasonal changes on the property. Each week we’ll add entries...
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2018-19 Preschool Naturalists

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2018.

2017-2018 Home School


Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. Registration will be on a first-come, first-enrolled basis.