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-5 pm • 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 >

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Online Programs

Hummingbird © Eduardo del Solar
© Eduardo del Solar

Explore nature with us online, from spring birds to wildlife tracking. Coming up next >

Sanctuary News & Events

Three Wise Men Lino Print by Susan Wilder

Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

On display July 1-31 
Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary Gallery presents their July show, “Capturing the Wind” featuring a collaboration between two artists from the coast of Maine, Berri Kramer, a fiber/collage artist and Susan Wilder, a printmaker. 

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Upcoming Programs

August 14, 2022 (Sunday) 1:00-3:30pm
Explore the sanctuary to discover and identify the many fungi that can be found in Massachusetts throughout the year. Read more
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