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 protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.

Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at