Summers are Free for Military Families at Wildlife Sanctuaries

Release Date:
July 3, 2013

LINCOLN, MA—Military families now enjoy free admission at all Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries, Memorial Day through Labor Day. The policy includes all active-duty personnel and their families, up to five people.

In this summertime recognition of servicemen and women, Mass Audubon joins museums and other organizations nationwide that engage visitors with educational and cultural programs.

“We welcome military families to visit our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries, where they can discover the beauty of Massachusetts and make their own connections to nature,” said Gary Clayton, Vice President of Conservation Programs.
At wildlife sanctuaries stretching from Cape Cod to the Berkshires, Mass Audubon offers members and the general public an array of programs and activities, including classes in nature-based education, guided field trips, and other opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in every season.


Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at