Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Barred Owl perched on a bare branch in winter at Habitat Education Center © Man Ching Cheung
Barred Owl © Man Ching Cheung

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. Examples of sustainability—including goats that help control invasive plants and a community garden with plots for rent—make this a great spot to learn about green practices while you explore. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

 Organized groups require advance reservations. Please contact us to schedule your visit. ←

Location10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-489-5050
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am-4 pm • Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Hit the Trails!

Explore our 3-mile trail system, which connects to the Western Greenway Trail. Details & map >

Online Programs - Promo for All Sancs

Online Programs

Hummingbird © Eduardo del Solar
© Eduardo del Solar

Explore nature with us online, from summer night sounds to annual migrations. Coming up next >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

March 11, 2023 (Saturday) 11:00am-12:00pm
Brush and pet the goats while learning all about them! Read more
March 11, 2023 (Saturday) 12:00-1:00pm
Brush and pet the goats while learning all about them! Read more
March 16, 2023 (Thursday) 6:15-7:45pm
In early spring woodcocks make their way to field edges to court, filling the last hours of daylight with spectacular aerial displays. Read more
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