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

Painting © Adam Swanson
© Adam Swanson

Join us from 1-3 pm on Sunday, November 19, for a free reception celebrating the three artists whose work will be on display in the Habitat Gallery throughout the month of November. 

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Upcoming Programs

November 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Bring your little explorer out to experience the wonders of fall. We will look for colors and play in...
November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Spend an afternoon a week exploring the seasonal changes on the property. Each week we’ll add entries...
December 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us in the beautiful Georgian-style visitor center at Habitat foran afternoon tea. We offer black,...
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2017-18 Preschool Sessions

We are no longer accepting applications for our weekly preschool sessions. Enrollment for the next school year will open in January 2018. Watch this space for the announcement.

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.