List of nature centers in Massachusetts

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Massachusetts.

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Name Location County Region Summary
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Easthampton Hampshire Pioneer Valley website, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, 732 acres with 5 miles of trails
Arunah Hill Natural Science Center Cummington Hampshire Pioneer Valley website, 60 acres, 6 miles of trails, focus is astronomy, science and nature education
Blue Hills Trailside Museum Milton Norfolk Southeastern Massachusetts Operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, interpretive center for the 7000-acre Blue Hills Reservation state park
Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary Mattapan Suffolk Greater Boston website, 64 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, 2 miles of trails, located on the grounds of the old Boston State Hospital
Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary Worcester Worcester Worcester County website, 430 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Natick Middlesex Greater Boston website, 854 acres with 9 miles of trails, Saltonstall Nature Center, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Camp Nihan Saugus Essex North Shore 65 acres, managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (Massachusetts)
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster Barnstable Cape Cod website, natural history exhibits, aquarium, steward of 400-plus acres of museum-owned land in Stony Brook Valley and Brewster
Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary Charlton Worcester Worcester County website, 86 acres
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Lincoln Worcester Worcester County website, 232 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary Marshfield Plymouth Plymouth County 507 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, managed by North River Wildlife Sanctuary
EcoTarium Worcester Worcester Worcester County Natural history and science museum, live animals, 50 acres, tree canopy, planetarium
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Edgartown Dukes Martha's Vineyard website, 321 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society on Martha's Vineyard
Great Falls Discovery Center Turners Falls Franklin Pioneer Valley website, 4 acres, interpretive center for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Connecticut River Watershed's natural, cultural and industrial history
Green Briar Nature Center East Sandwich Barnstable Cape Cod website, operated by the Thornton W. Burgess Society, adjacent to the 57-acre Briar Patch Conservation Area
Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary Belmont Middlesex Greater Boston website, 93 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, located 6 miles northwest of downtown Boston
Hitchcock Center for the Environment Amherst Hampshire Pioneer Valley website, located on the 20-acre Larch Hill Conservation Area
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Topsfield Essex North Shore Operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, 2,800-acre preserve with over 12 miles of interconnecting trails
Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary Newburyport Essex North Shore website, 52 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, located near the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Plum Island estuary
Lloyd Center for the Environment South Dartmouth Bristol Southeastern Massachusetts 55 acres, focuses on coastal and watershed issues and conducting research on coastal ecosystems and endangered species
Marion Natural History Museum Marion Plymouth Plymouth County website
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary Sharon Norfolk Southeastern Massachusetts 1,984 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, features 25 mile trail system
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon Canton Norfolk Southeastern Massachusetts website, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, located on the 124-acre Mildred Morse Allen Wildlife Sanctuary
North River Wildlife Sanctuary Marshfield Plymouth Plymouth County 184 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary Wales Hampden Pioneer Valley About 8,000 acres, maintained by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary Attleboro Bristol Southeastern Massachusetts website, 50 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Lenox Berkshire The Berkshires website, 1,142 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Sheep Hill Williamstown Berkshire The Berkshires website, 50 acres, operated by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
Sherburne Nature Center Tyngsborough Middlesex Greater Boston website, 80 acres, operated by the Town
South Shore Natural Science Center Norwell Plymouth Plymouth County website, located on 30 acres surrounded by 200 acres of town conservation/recreation land
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Norfolk Norfolk Southeastern Massachusetts website, 86 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary Princeton Worcester North County website, 1,011 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary South Wellfleet Barnstable Cape Cod website, 944 acres, operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Esther Underwood Johnson Nature Center contains two 700-gallon aquariums

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