Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Mom, toddler, and dad looking at something found in the grass.

Family Fun

Science has confirmed that spending time outdoors is good for our minds and bodies. Sadly, children today spend less time outside than any other generation before them. We're here to change that. 

There are endless benefits to playing outdoors, including promoting an active lifestyle; developing imagination, creativity, and invention; and allowing space for children to navigate risk and problem solve. Next time you’re outdoors with your family, we invite you to ask questions, investigate your surroundings, and play outside—together.  

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Nature Play Area at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon

Nature Play Areas

These unique spaces give children the chance to play, learn, and solve problems using unstructured nature exploration.

Find a Nature Play Area

Nature Activities for Kids

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Young Explorers Activity Sheets

Try a new nature challenge every season!

Nature Smarts Workbooks

Nature Smarts Workbooks

Our educators put their favorite nature activities together in these fun workbooks for ages 4-12!

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Bingo Cards & Scavenger Hunts

Who can find all these signs of nature first?

Explore Virtually with Nature Play Days

Family & Youth Programming

Nature preschools, homeschool opportunities, scout programs, and more. 

Let's Learn

Nature Camps

Turn out-of-school into out-of-doors at our Vacation Week programs and Summer Camps. 

Let's Play

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