Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Norfolk, MA

Where are we going?

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
MA 02056


What is there to do?

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful wilderness experience for the whole family.  Kids will love being out in nature and playing through the trees, enjoying hikes along the extensive boardwalk systems, and spotting all the local wildlife.

2 miles of trails can be enjoyed over the 98 acres, with a boardwalk experience through extensive wetlands as well as a marsh viewing platform which is a great opportunity to be spotting those birds and animals.

Want some more outdoor adventures?  They hold all sorts of fun programs and activities especially for kids and families!

There is nature bingo where you have to try and match all the seasonal items, fun discovery booklets where you can learn and observe all the habitats and wildlife within the sanctuary...

Parents - not sure what to do with the kids during school vacation?  Just as well the sanctuary actually plans well long activities so you will never be stuck for ideas!

Kids will also love running and climbing on the nature play areas, where they have to solve problems and construct surroundings using natural elements. 

There is a fascinating Sensory Trail for kids to touch, feel and smell the world around them to really understand it, and the information signs also come in Braille.

For those nature loving kids aged 3 - 16 there are fun Nature Day Camps where you can really immerse yourself in hands-on exploration and really understand and appreciate nature.  After all, it's so much fun to play in!

So get outdoors, breath in the fresh air, and get back to nature!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Non Members: $4

Children: Non Members: $3 (ages 3 - 12)

Discount: Non Members: Seniors $3

Family Deals: Free for pass holders.


Need a little extra help?

They do their best to make the park as accessible as possible. The Nature Center and restrooms are accessible, and the Sensory Trail is post/rope guided, as well as braille and tactile signs.


When can we go?

Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm / Sun 12:30pm - 4pm. July-August Monday is 10am - 4pm. Sept - June: Closed

Trails open daily - dawn 'til dusk.


Any top tips?

They have great events throughout the year, such as Star Searches where you can enjoy some star gazing, so keep track and make sure you don't miss out on your favorite ones!

I’m Hungry!

There are areas to hold picnic lunches so feel free to bring a delicious lunch for your family! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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