Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Nature-play, rain or shine, ages 2.9 through 7
We are all-outdoors at Massachusetts Horticultural Society (MassHort), located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA.
We spend our mornings in the forest and gardens. The children are active participants in selecting which places we visit and how we explore them. Click here for a video of the extraordinary gardens at MassHort.
Hours and Schedule
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Summer Session 1: July 5 through 16 ( FULL)
Summer Session 2: July 19 through 30 (FULL)
Summer Session 3: August 2 through 13 (FULL)
Summer Session 4: August 16 through 27 (FULL)
July Update: Our summer program is full. We are currently enrolling for our school year program. We will announce enrollment for summer 2022 in January.
9 a.m.: Drop-off
--> Morning Circle
Greetings, song, seasonal events, and safety rules
--> Hike to an "adventure spot"
--> Emergent curriculum in nature
Play and guided exploration
--> Hike back
12 p.m.: Pick-up
$775 per session (each session is two weeks--see schedule above)
Enrolled families are required to buy a MassHort membership ($55) on or before their child's first day.
If you need a scholarship, please don't be shy. We are committed to providing meaningful nature education to youth regardless of family income. Anyone who can demonstrate a full or partial need is encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please complete our brief interest form here. We will follow up with you by phone or email.
MMR vaccinations are required and religious exemptions are not accepted.
We look forward to hearing from you!