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

Sanctuary News & Events

The governor has vetoed the earmark which includes operating funds for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. The legislature is meeting to consider overrides of the line item vetoes. The Trailside Museum needs this funding.

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Upcoming Programs

August 11, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Enjoy the sunset from the top of Chickatawbut Hill while we toast marshmallows around the campfire and...
September 26, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
Join Trailside Director Norman Smith for a day of hawk watching and banding. Norman will share stories...
September 27, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
Join Trailside Director Norman Smith for a day of hawk watching and banding. Norman will share stories...
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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