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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View of the pond at Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm all of Labor Day Weekend. As a special activity - check out the the Trailside Pond Walk, which will be open from 2:30-4:30 pm each day. 

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Upcoming Programs

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...
October 23, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Explore the world of owls in this program for ages 6 and up. Discover some of the unique adaptations...
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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