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

Birds in a tree © Clare Walker Leslie
© Clare Walker Leslie

October's art exhibit, Local and Traveling Watercolors by Clare Walker Leslie, will be on display at the Habitat Gallery from October 2-31, 2017.

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Upcoming Programs

October 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
There are many animals that can sniff things out better than they can see! We’ll visit some of...
October 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Spend an afternoon a week exploring the seasonal changes on the property. Each week we’ll add entries...
October 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Red-backed Salamander is a secretive amphibian that can be found in Habitat’s wooded areas....
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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.