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

Hours: Thursday-Sunday & Monday holidays 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Outdoor Exhibits, Daily, 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Sanctuary News & Events

Red fox © Norman Smith, Mass Audubon
Red fox © Norman Smith

On Thursday, December 7, Governor Charlie Baker gutted funding for Blue Hills Trailside Museum as part of emergency 9C budget cuts. We need your help!

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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