Wildlife Sanctuaries free for vets on Veterans Day

Beach at the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. — Caroline Brehman

Mass Audubon offers military veterans and their families free admission to its 60 wildlife sanctuaries across the commonwealth on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, including Felix Neck.
Welcoming vets and their families to wildlife sanctuaries at no cost on Veterans Day has become a tradition on the holiday, according to a press release, and is a modest way for the state’s largest nature conservation nonprofit to thank the men and women who have served their country in the military.
According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, there are more than 300,000 veterans living in the Bay State, the release states.
Mass Audubon operates a network of wildlife sanctuaries extending from the Cape and Islands to the Berkshires, attracting more than a half million visitors annually.
To learn more and to confirm that a specific wildlife sanctuary will be open, please visit massaudubon.org.


Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts’ largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state’s natural treasures for wildlife and for all people—a vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.

Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 125,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today’s and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at massaudubon.org