Visit New England Wildlife Center

Experience nature close to home!

A Truly Unique Way to Experience Nature

NEWC offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about wildlife and experience nature.

We are located at 500 Columbian Street in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Hours and Admission Information

Self-guided tours and our indoor nature trail and outdoor Andrea McKenna Harris Nature Trail are open to the public 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 7 days a week (with some exceptions for inclement weather and holidays).

Self-Guided Tours, 10 am – 4 pm, 7 days a week

Free admission for 5 people (member + up to 4 guests) at every visit. Learn more about membership>>

$5 per person
$20 per family (up to 6 family members)

Guided Group Visits, Reservations Required**

$80 (up to 8 people)
$10 per person for more than 8
**To make a reservation contact Erica Burrows, 781.682.4878 x123 or

School Groups, Scout Troops, Organization Groups, and Clubs

To discuss plans and pricing, please contact Erica Burrows, 781.682.4878 x123 or

Birthday Parties

To learn more about having a wild birthday party at NEWC, visit

Why Do You Charge an Admissions Fee?

We charge a modest admissions fee to help offset the costs of operating NEWC.

NEWC receives no federal or state funding to care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, and relies entirely on the generosity of people like you to provide emergency veterinary care and assistance.

All visitors are welcome!  If a visitor is unable to pay due to financial hardship, we will gladly waive the admission fee to allow all to enjoy the natural learning opportunities at NEWC.

What Is There to See and Do at New England Wildlife Center?

Designed to help people learn how to preserve nature for future generations, New England Wildlife Center gives visitors the chance to:

  • See wildlife receiving care at the Jane Carlee Wildlife Hospital through observation windows located outside our wild baby nursery, as well as along and above our hospital wards.
  • Learn more about how our veterinarians and staff help animals recover and return to the wild in our outdoor flight cages and animal enrichment areas.
  • Get a close-up view of the inner workings of local habitats and wildlife at our indoor turtle pond and Weezie Nature Center, home to a collection of wildlife skeletons, taxidermy specimens, and other natural objects.
  • Watch an educational video on local biology in our Araquon Lodge.
  • Experience nature with a walk along our indoor and outdoor nature trails, complete with QR codes that link to online educational videos with interesting facts and more information – all through your cellphone.

To balance the calming tranquility of our nature exhibits with the activity in our hospital, we maintain an open, casual, and welcoming mood in our green building, the first wildlife hospital and education center in the nation built to green LEED specifications.

Visitors of all ages are strongly encouraged to explore, ask questions, and take in the natural experience at NEWC!

Want to see more before your visit?  Take a virtual tour now!

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