Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Turtle Pond Loop trail at Habitat Education Center © Thea Prum
© Thea Prum

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 events

Location10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-489-5050
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Art Gallery

In the Gallery • May 5-June 3

"Willow" woodcut 2015 © Ellen Stutman
© Ellen Stutman

Old/New: A Retrospective features mixed media works by Ellen Stutman. Exhibit details >

Support Our Goats

Support Our Goats!

Help ensure the Nigerian Dwarf Goats in our herd enjoy healthy, happy lives at Habitat. Learn how >

Kayaking Eco-Tours

Kayak Eco-Tours

Together with Paddle Boston, Habitat offers kayaking tours for all ages 12 & up! Tours are ~2.5 hours (5:30-8 pm). Available May-September. 

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Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

June 25, 2019 (Tuesday) 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Fireflies are a natural joy of summer. We'll first learn about them indoors then search for fireflies outside around the sanct... Learn More >
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