About Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Operated in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, 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.
Within the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation
125 miles via Blue Hills Reservation
- Live animal presentations, programs, and special events.
- Summer camp to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning.
- Universally accessible guided trail experience including a rope guide and educational materials in large-print, Braille, audio, and tactile formats.
- Home base for the snowy owl research and satellite telemetry project, which collects migratory and physical data on wintering snowy owls.
- Private function and event space in the auditorium and atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill, the second highest peak in the Blue Hills Reservation.
Location, Hours, and Fees
1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
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Tuesday-Sunday & Monday holidays 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Outdoor Exhibits, Daily, 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Thursday-Sunday & Monday holidays 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Outdoor Exhibits, Daily, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Nonmembers: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)