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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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2020 DCR MassParks PassMassachusetts, $$
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Thu, October 1, 2020   
The Massachusetts DCR ParksPass provides unlimited day-use parking at state park facilities that charge a parking fee. This is a great value and a fun incentive to enjoy our expansive park system.
Fee Free National Parks DaysMassachusetts, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Wed, November 11, 2020   
One of five Fee Free days/periods at National Parks, Forests & Wildlife refuges. Enjoy free admission to several Massachusetts parks today.
Ferry Service to Spectacle Island - 1/2 price Fridays in September!Boston, Free
Wed, July 1, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Join Boston Harbor Now for a visit to Spectacle and Georges Island. Reserve your ferry ticket and bring a beach towel and swimsuits as we enjoy a day on Boston Harbor.
Summer QuestConcord, Free
Thu, July 30, 2020  -  Wed, September 30, 2020   
Concord and Metrowest organizations have collaborated to launch Summer Quest, a new, free summer program of outdoor and socially-safe activities to complete for fun rewards.
New England Fall Foliage Hotlines & WebsitesOnline, Free
Thu, September 3, 2020  -  Tue, November 10, 2020   
Find the latest foliage reports for New England this fall. View our round-up of toll-free numbers to call for up-to-date fall foliage information for New England.
New England Fall Foliage Gondola & SkyridesOnline, $$$
Tue, September 15, 2020  -  Sun, November 15, 2020   
New England's ski resorts are kicking up more autumn fun than a kid in a great big pile of leaves this year, offering visitors scenic views of fall's finest foliage.
Puddlestompers Daily Drop-off ProgramNewton, $
Mon, September 21, 2020  -  Wed, September 30, 2020   
Our daily afternoon drop-off program is a great way to get kids outside and exploring after school! The program is held completely outdoors to ensure social distancing!
Fall Fun on the FarmDover, $
Today  -  Sun, September 27, 2020   
Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm to enjoy live music, walking trails, Storywalk, hayrides, hay bale, apples, pumpkins and a visit to see the barnyard animals.
PJ Library Sukkot Story WalkôArlington, $$
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Follow a PJ Library Sukkot story on placards as you take a gentle hike through Arlington's Menotomy Rocks Park (129 Jason Street) in Arlington on Sunday, October 4 from 10-11:30am.
F. U. N. Fest - Fall Umbrella Ninja FestivalConcord, $
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Practice your 'nature ninja skills' in this in-person afternoon outdoors event for families based on The Umbrella Arts Centerís popular Ninjas in Nature class.
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