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

Upcoming Programs

November 21, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Explore the world of owls in this program for ages 6 and up. Discover some of the unique adaptations...
January 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Do you want to learn how to use snowshoes? Join us at the Norman Smith Environmental Education center...
February 21, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Travel with Trailside Director and raptor researcher Norman Smith, to several Massachusetts locations...
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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

Weekend Programs

Join us at Blue Hills for our regularly scheduled weekend programs. Learn More