We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 500 Walk Hill St, Boston, MA 02126-3146
Phone Number: +1 617-983-8500
Website
Today
10:00 - 14:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Description:

The Boston Nature Center is an urban sanctuary, located on the grounds of...

The Boston Nature Center is an urban sanctuary, located on the grounds of the former Boston State Hospital, offering public programs year-round. Two miles of trails and boardwalks traverse meadows and wetlands where wildlife abounds, including coyotes, pheasants, and many species of birds. The sanctuary's George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center is one of the "greenest" buildings in Boston. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Drive if you can, check the website for directions.

I have heard good things about this center, but I was unable to make it due to the unclear layout of the surrounding area. Be sure to check the website for directions before... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
Andrei S
,
Clemmons, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

4 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 4: English reviews
Clemmons, North Carolina
Level Contributor
254 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have heard good things about this center, but I was unable to make it due to the unclear layout of the surrounding area. Be sure to check the website for directions before going. I walked there from Mattapan, which took me through the Morton Street/Blue Hill Avenue intersection. Boston is not at all a dangerous city, but this area... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrei S
Sutton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
152 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

This is a beautiful and educational place. It's a great place to bring kids.

Helpful?
Thank c415
Wayland, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

We came here to help weed and mulch and plant in the Nature Nook and had such a fantastic day volunteering! I will come back with my daughter soon!

Helpful?
2 Thank scanna283
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

The sanctuary is an oasis of green space amongst the suburbs, and is still in the process of being restored. An interpretation center is housed in a beautiful new green building, and trails around the property show off the great deal of progress that has been made. Definitely worth a visit to get out of the bustle of the city,... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank WolfDan

Been to Boston Nature Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Boston Nature Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?