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Nature and Outdoor Events for Kids and Families Near Boston

Introducing children to the wonders of nature at an early age can do wonders for the imagination, and help to raise a caring environmentally aware human. Find all sorts of nature-themed events near Boston for kids and treat them to a wonderful world of learning.


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4th Graders - Every Kid in a Park PassOnline, Free
Mon, September 2, 2019  -  Tue, September 1, 2020   
President Barack Obama created Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.
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2020 DCR MassParks PassMassachusetts, $$
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Thu, October 1, 2020   
The Massachusetts DCR ParksPass provides unlimited day-use parking at state park facilities that charge a parking fee. This is a great value and a fun incentive to enjoy our expansive park system.
Fee Free National Parks DaysMassachusetts, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Wed, November 11, 2020   
One of five Fee Free days/periods at National Parks, Forests & Wildlife refuges. Enjoy free admission to several Massachusetts parks today.
Ferry Service Returns to Spectacle IslandBoston, Free
Wed, July 1, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Join The Boston Harbor Association for a visit to Spectacle Island. Reserve your ferry ticket and bring a beach towel and swimsuits as we enjoy a day on Boston Harbor.
TimberNook Summer Nature ProgramsCarlisle, $$$
Today  -  Fri, August 7, 2020   
5 -one week themed outdoor sensory nature programs. Enroll in one week or up to all 5. Small groups of 6-20 children, ages 4-12. Children of all abilities welcome!!
Discovery Museum to Open with Free AdmissionActon, Free
Tue, July 14, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
Discovery Museum will reopen to the public on July 28th, with free admission for all visitors through August 23. Visitation will begin with MEMBER ONLY WEEKS from July 14 through July 26.


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