The Museum will be OPEN on Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day).
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.
Families of active-duty military personnel get free admission through Labor Day. More details >
Sanctuary Director Norman Smith has been tracking & relocating Snowy Owls from Boston Logan Airport since 1981. About the project >
We’re not 100% sure what got David hooked on birds. We think it started with airplanes—an early enthusiasm. Then in kindergarten, his wonderful teacher Jeanette Reynolds did a unit on birds. Each kid had to make a bird out of paper—David’s was a Cedar Waxwing.