Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 208 South Great Road Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone Number: 781-259-2200

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Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

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Description:

Drumlin Farm is a 232-acre wildlife sanctuary and working farm located in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The sanctuary features an array of natural habitats, including fields, shrublands, woodland, and wetlands. At the heart of the sanctuary is a working farm with both livestock and crops operations. A well maintained trail system, displays of native wildlife, and interactive features allow visitors and students to experience nature and explore sustainable farming.

Drumlin Farm has delivered environmental education programs to hundreds of thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students in Massachusetts. Our teacher naturalists work with students to help them develop an appreciation for native plants and animals and their habitats as well as the relationships of these ecological communities to our agricultural practices.

Programs emphasize the connections between people and the land and how our everyday choices affect the environment. We design our programs to support the Massachusetts Department of Education Life and Earth Science, Technology and Engineering, History, and/or Geography frameworks. Whether the program takes place at your site or ours, we offer curriculum consultation before and after every visit to ensure our programs meet your learning expectations.

A sampling of our program topics:

  • Farming and agriculture
  • Habitats of New England
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Ecological Issues
  • Animal Adaptations (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects)
  • Conservation Science (Grades 7-12)

 

Grade Levels:
Pre-K
K-5
6-8
9-12
Disabled Access:

Nature Center
Restrooms
Some Trails
Audubon Shop

Program Type:

During guided explorations of Drumlin Farm’s forests, wetlands, and fields, students ask questions, investigate, collect data, and share conclusions. We design our programs to support the Massachusetts Department of Education Life and Earth Science, Technology and Engineering, History, and/or Geography frameworks. 

Registration: Call or email to learn more or to register. 781-259-2220 or dfeducation@massaudubon.org
Max. Group Number: Varies
Exhibits: Visit our Bird Hill and Drumlin Underground exhibits for the rare chance to see New England's most popular wild animals up close, including our skunk, rabbit, owls, hawks, deer, and fox. These animals make Drumlin Farm their home because they have been injured or disabled and cannot survive in the wild.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Yes
Reservations Needed: Yes
Directions:

From the north and south: Take Rt I-95 north or south to exit 26 (Rt 20, Weston/Waltham). Follow signs for Rt 20 east. At the second traffic light, take a left and follow signs for Rt 117. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Rt 117 west. Follow Rt 117 west for 4.5 miles and the sanctuary is on the left. 

From the east and west: Take Rt 2 east or west to Rt 126. Turn onto Rt 126 south (Walden Pond) and follow for 2.5 miles to the intersection of Rt 126 and Rt 117. Take a left onto Rt 117 east and the sanctuary is one mile ahead on the right. 

By public transportation: Take the MBTA commuter rail to Lincoln Station. Walk south one block on Lincoln Road. Cross Codman Road and continue south on Lincoln Rd to the intersection with Rt 117. Cross Rt 117, turn left and enter Drumlin Farm through the wall onto the paved path that leads to the Nature Center.

Please Note:
Using GPS may direct you to Mass Audubon Headquarters offices which are across the street from Drumlin Farm and share the same address. Please look for the Drumlin Farm sign on the south side of Rt. 117.

Mission Statement:

Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Founded in 1896 by two inspirational women who were committed to the protection of birds, Mass Audubon has grown to become a powerful force for conservation in New England. Today we are respected for our sound science, successful advocacy, and innovative approaches to connecting people and nature. Each year, our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries welcomes nearly half a million visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds and serves as the base for our work. To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (800-283-8266) or visit www.massaudubon.org.