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

Person showing a falcon to a group at Magazine Beach

Drop-in Programming

Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

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.

  • Now Showing: What do you love about Magazine Beach Park?
    • The Morse Community Afterschool Programs students in grades 1-5 repurposed scrap fabric to create an art piece that answers this question.
  • Coming Soon:
    • Plastic Tapestry art piece by local artist Michelle Lougee.
    • Interpretive natural history displays developed in partnership with MIT's Urban Risk Lab.
    • Rotating art exhibits in collaboration with Gallery 263.

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.