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

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

Governor Baker has announced that his office will be using 9C cuts to balance the state budget. We need you to contact the governor and urge him to continue state funding for Trailside Museum!

Close-up of a diorama about the First People

Join archaeologist Ellen Berkland on November 11 for an informative talk on the amazing history of the Massachusett people as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month 2016.

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Upcoming Programs

October 29, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Milton Garden Club to help prepare the museum’s wildflower garden for the change of seasons....
October 29, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate Halloween at this family-friendly, non-scary event. The outdoors will be illuminated as we...
October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Imagine riding in a horse-drawn wagon under the colorful canopy of sugar maples, all the while learning...
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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