Blue Hills Trailside Museum

The resident River Otter running down rocks next to a waterfall that pours into a pool at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
North American River Otter 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 a River Otter and Red Foxes—have been rescued and would not survive in the wild. 

Location: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0690
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm • Outdoor Exhibits open daily, 9:00 am-4:00 pm • Trails open every day, dawn to dusk

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