Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Pond boardwalk at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Pond boardwalk at 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 exhibits of native wildlife. The animals on display—including Snowy Owls and a River Otter—have been rescued and would not survive in the wild. 

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Location: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0690
Hours: Outdoor Exhibits open Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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Blue Hills Trailside Museum COVID-19 sanctuary safety guidelines

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Great news! After careful analysis and discussions with local officials, we have determined that we can safely re-open our outdoor animal exhibits to visitors on weekends only (Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-2 pm). Visitors must reserve a timed ticket for entry.

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