Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Operated in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state-owned Blue Hills Reservation and features a natural history museum and outdoor wildlife exhibits. The animals on display, including snowy owls and a river otter, have been rescued and would not survive in the wild. Read More

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Snowshoeing at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

When the snow is deep, there’s nothing like a pair of snowshoes to help you explore the Blue Hills. Adult and children’s snowshoes are available December-March, Thursday-Sunday.

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Upcoming Programs

February 16, 2016 8:30am - 3:00pm
Learn about wildlife in the winter! Children currently enrolled in grades K - 4 can stay at the Blue...
February 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:00pm
Learn about wildlife in the winter! Children currently enrolled in grades K - 4 can stay at the Blue...
February 18, 2016 8:30am - 3:00pm
Learn about wildlife in the winter! Children currently enrolled in grades K - 4 can stay at the Blue...
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Blue Hills Trailside Museum Gift Shop

Find a variety of products that help explain, identify, and celebrate the wonders of nature. Learn More

Museum Programs

Make the most of your museum visit and explore the nature of Massachusetts by participating in these regularly scheduled programs. Learn More