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 >

HOURS: Thurs-Sun & Mon holidays, 10:00 am-4:30 pm
OUTDOOR EXHIBITS: Open daily, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Kids snowshoeing at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

We have the cure for cabin fever—snowshoeing at Trailside! Bring your own snowshoes, or rent a pair from us, and explore the great outdoors during a beautiful season.

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Upcoming Programs

March 2, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
This fun filled class lets kids stretch and strengthen their bodies, minds, and imaginations as we practice...
March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
This fun filled class lets kids stretch and strengthen their bodies, minds, and imaginations as we practice...
March 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
This fun filled class lets kids stretch and strengthen their bodies, minds, and imaginations as we practice...
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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

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's birthday with our fun, nature-themed parties. Learn More