Explore a Sanctuary with Nature Play Areas
While many visitors seek out Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries as places for quiet nature observation and active learning through education programs, we’ve recently added 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.
All of our Nature Play Areas are now open. For your safety, and the safety of others, please keep the following in mind:
- Adult supervision required
- Please maintain a social distance of six feet from other visitors
- Please wear face coverings/masks
- Washing or sanitizing hands before and after use is recommended
- Please note: Nature Play Area and play elements are not regularly sanitized.
Wildlife Sanctuaries with Nature Play Areas
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Berkshires & Connecticut River Valley
Long Pasture, Barnstable open except Tuesday-Thursday, 8 am-2 pm
Felix Neck, Edgartown open weekends & after 3 pm weekdays
Ipswich River, Topsfield