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Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
People walking on a trail

Admission & Expanding Access at Our Wildlife Sanctuaries

With more than 60 wildlife sanctuaries located across Massachusetts, it's easy to get outdoors at a Mass Audubon property near you. 

How Much Does It Cost to Visit a Wildlife Sanctuary?

Most of our sanctuaries that have Nature Centers or Museums charge small admission fees to nonmembers. Sanctuaries that only have trails are free, but donations are always appreciated.

Mass Audubon members always enjoy free admission to all of our sanctuaries; if you have a Family-level membership, then free admission also applies to a second adult in your household plus your children or grandchildren under age 21. "Migrate up" to a higher level to add free guest admissions.

Expanding Access 

Family hiking up rocky forest trail
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

As a way to increase access to nature for even more people, Mass Audubon is proud to offer free admission for the following individuals and groups:

Indigenous Peoples: Free for all self-identified Indigenous people in Massachusetts. Details

Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture programs, offering free admission to these program participants:

Wonderfund Access Cardholders: Free for up to 6 people when you show your Wonderfund Access card. Details

Active-Duty Military: Free for up to 5 people with a valid military ID card

DCR ParksPass: Holders receive free admission to Stony Brook and Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Details

Neighbors: Certain sanctuaries also offer free admission to residents of the surrounding community—contact your local wildlife sanctuary to see if they participate. 

Library Partners program: Libraries enrolled in the program have special passes you can borrow that let you visit any of our wildlife sanctuaries for just $2 per person for up to four people (children under age 2 are always free). Details

Accessibility at Mass Audubon

A person using a wheelchair reading an interpretive sign with a map at a trail kiosk on Stony Brook's accessible All Persons Trail
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk

All of our nature centers have been renovated to include ADA-compliant parking, entrances, restrooms, admissions areas, educational activity spaces, exhibits, and galleries. Mass Audubon has also developed and installed All Persons Trails at wildlife sanctuaries across the state, in addition to the existing network of universally accessible ADA compliant trails, with more on the way. Please see below for information on Powered Mobility Devices and Service Animals.

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Learn more about accessibility at our wildlife sanctuaries