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Boys peering over edge of boardwalk into marsh © Marian Averback
© Marian Averback

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Discover the wonders of nature at a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary near you!

Nature Play Areas

Unlike static, traditional playgrounds, Nature Play Areas give children the chance to solve problems and construct their surroundings through natural elements and unstructured exploration.


Quests help families, youth groups, and friends explore and learn the special stories of our wildlife sanctuaries. It's free and you can do it at your own pace! Find a Quest >

Activity Sheets

Get the latest activity sheets and see ones from prior seasons. 

Birthday Parties

Preschoolers playing together outside © Emily Haranas
© Emily Haranas

Several wildlife sanctuaries around the state offer unique birthday parties with fun indoor and outdoor activities led by a teacher naturalist. Most can be customized for your child's age and interests. Plan a Party >

Vacation Week Programs

Not sure what your kids should do during school vacation week? Many of our wildlife sanctuaries have fun outdoor activities to keep kids engaged all week long. Find a Program >

Discovery Booklets

Discovery Booklets help you learn about the habitats and wildlife at our sanctuaries by observing what's around you. Get a Booklet >

Nature Bingo

Print out the cards and see if you can be the first to find all the items in a row, column, or corner to corner! We have different Bingo cards for each season of the year. Start Playing >