Magazine Beach Nature Center Activities

By Mass Audubon

We restore and protect the green spaces in urban areas like the one around Magazine Beach along the Charles River. in spring and summer we invite people to enjoy the site and host community events.

Magazine Beach Park on a spring afternoon
Sunday, April 16 – Sunday, September 3

2023 Hours:

Ages: Infant to Adults.

Optional registration

  • Specific dates
Sunday, April 16 – Sunday, September 3

Visit our Mass Audubon Calendar of upcoming in-person activities.

Some programs require registration. Learn more about how to connect with nature and your community on our website!


All programs are free!


  • In-person only.

Parking is available but please avoid driving if possible.

Additional information

Located along the Charles River in Cambridge, Magazine Beach Park has long been a haven for city residents seeking the outdoors close to home. Thanks to a partnership between Mass Audubon and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Mass Audubon will bring our Nature in the City initiative to this urban greenspace.

From April to November, Mass Audubon will host drop-in nature programs at the historic Powder Magazine building, which will also serve as a home base for school, family, and adult programming on and around the river.