Nature Play at the Museum of American Bird Art

Nature play area at MABA

What is a Nature Play Area?

Nature play areas add more ways for people to connect with nature by encouraging self-directed, informal play.

Unlike static, traditional playgrounds, nature play areas give children the chance to solve problems and construct their surroundings through natural elements and unstructured exploration.

Explore MABA's Nature Play Area

Express your creativity and connect with nature at the same time. Use rocks as a medium for masterful chalk works of art and build mini cities from twigs, tree bark, and stones.


Near the large rock outcrop along the path from the parking lot to the Museum.

Good to know

Some of these play elements were constructed by staff and volunteers during Mass Audubon's 2011 Work for Wildlife Day.