Admission & Regulations
With more than 60 wildlife sanctuaries located across Massachusetts, it's easy to get outdoors at a Mass Audubon property near you!
Mass Audubon members enjoy free admission to all of our sanctuaries, as well as many other terrific benefits. 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.
Most of our sanctuaries that have Nature Centers or Museums charge admission fees to nonmembers. Sanctuaries that only have trails are free, but donations are always appreciated.
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:
- ConnectorCare Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare health insurance card
- EBT ("Food Stamp") Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card (applies to all EBT participants, not just SNAP/food stamp benefit recipients)
- WIC Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your WIC card
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
All of the land at our wildlife sanctuaries is protected. By conserving these open spaces, Mass Audubon, along with our members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts.
When visiting our wildlife sanctuaries, please . . .
- Foot travel only; please stay on trails (day passes are available for powered mobility devices)
- Dog walking and horseback riding are prohibited; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome)
- Camping, collecting, smoking, hunting, releasing of animals, and feeding wildlife is prohibited.
- Commercial photography needs prior approval; please see all photography guidelines.
Learn more about accessibility at our wildlife sanctuaries.
Photography at Mass Audubon
Please be aware that when you visit Mass Audubon, you will be entering an area where photography, video, and audio recording may occur. A person visiting Mass Audubon or attending event on Mass Audubon premises who does not wish to have their image or audio recorded for distribution should make their wishes known in advance to the photographer/videographer and/or contact us in writing of their intentions.
Your admission to Mass Audubon premises otherwise serves as permission for use of your image or audio by Mass Audubon.
Commerical & Drone Photography Guidelines
Mass Audubon welcomes visitors to capture the beauty and wonder of our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries through photography. Drone photography is not permitted without prior approval.
If you would like to use a wildlife sanctuary for commercial photography purposes, please review the complete guidelines and learn how to schedule a time.