Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Naturalist with facemask handling a resident Great Horned Owl at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Great Horned Owl 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 Red Fox—have been rescued and would not survive in the wild. 

Location: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0690
Hours: Outdoor exhibits open every day, 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Online Programs

Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly male © Kim Nagy
Eastern Pondhawk © Kim Nagy

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Upcoming Programs

October 14, 2021 (Thursday) 3:45-5:00pm
Explore and search for many ecological changes happening during fall. Conduct a science experiment and create fall inspired monotype prints! Read more
October 2, 2021 (Saturday) 7:00-9:00am
Join Correne George, Teacher Naturalist for some winter bird explorations as we observe our hardy winter species and enjoy a d... Read more
October 2, 2021 (Saturday) 1:00-2:30pm
Monarch butterflies are amazing travelers! Each fall they head out from Massachusetts, bound for Mexico. This migration is und... Read more
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