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 • April 1-30

"Dogs 2" oil painting © Anne Smith
© Anne Smith

A Quiet Place features oil paintings by Anne Wickham Smith. 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 >

2019-20 Preschool Naturalists

Preschool Naturalists

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. The deadline to apply was March 27.

2019-20 Home School

Home School Programs

Registration for 2019-2020 will be on a first-come, first-enrolled basis when the announcement is posted in this space in early August 2019.

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

April 28, 2019 (Sunday) 6:00am - 8:30am
The sun rises at 5:44 am so we'll get an early start. Join Jonathan for a morning of birding at Belmont's Rock Meadow. We'll e... Learn More >
April 30, 2019 (Tuesday) 10:00am - 11:00am
Mud season is that wonderfully squishy time of year between winter and spring when melting snow and spring rains make mountain... Learn More >
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