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: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm 
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Vermont Stream © Hilary Baldwin
Vermont Stream © Hilary Baldwin

This month's exhibit, which features paintings by Hilary Baldwin and Catherine Bartlett-Hirani, is on display at the Habitat Gallery from November 1–December 2.

Charging a car at Habitat's EVSE

Habitat is excited to announce that we have a new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station now open for public use at the sanctuary! 

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Upcoming Programs

November 28, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Using watercolors and watercolor pencils, we’ll explore the different shapes and colors of our...
December 1, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
For hearty folks who like to rake, cut firewood, haul brush, or are skilled with hand tools. ...
December 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Come outside and play! This afterschool program helps children expend pent up energy, become familiar...
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2018-19 Home School

Applications are now being accepted for 2018-19 Afternoon Adventurers and Home School classes. Programs are filled on a first-come basis. 

2018-19 Preschool Naturalists

We have openings in several of our sessions for the upcoming school year. 

For more information, please see the application.