Programs, Classes, & Activities at Magazine Beach Park Nature Center

Magazine Beach Tapestry by Michelle Lougee on display
Sunset over a marsh by Dx Lanson 750

Drop-in Programming

Discover nature in the city with Mass Audubon Field Teachers. Stop by to learn about the plants and wildlife found nearby, and check out rotating exhibits by local artists.

Neighborhood Naturalist Activities

Explore the nature of the park with Mass Audubon Field Teachers and observe the diversity of plants and animals in the area. We’ll play games, make art, and go on new adventures every session. 

Activities are geared towards ages 6+, and are offered from 3-4pm each day our Nature Center is open.

Take a Program

There's something for everyone at Magazine Beach! Mass Audubon Field Teacher-led programs for all ages are offered onsite and online.

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Go Birding

Magazine Beach Park's unique greenspace offers an urban oasis along the Charles River for migrating and common birds to stop by and enjoy. Bring your binoculars (or borrow one of ours during operating hours) to observe waterfowl on the river, songbirds in the brush, nesting falcons in buildings, and more.

Kayak the Charles River

A family of three kayaking on the Charles River

Magazine Beach Park features a car-top boat launch at the southern end of the park that can be accessed to paddle along the Charles River for a unique perspective of the city. Guided kayaking programs, where Mass Audubon Field Teachers interpret the nature of the city, will be offered starting summer 2022.  

Schools & Groups

Bring your class or group to Magazine Beach for a customized exploration into the nature of Magazine Beach, Massachusetts, and beyond. Email us for more information.