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. 

Location: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0690
Hours: Thursday-Sunday & Monday holidays, 10:00 am-4:30 pm; Outdoor Exhibits open daily, dawn to dusk

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Sanctuary News & Events

Blue Hills Summer Camp campers

Registration is now open for Blue Hills Nature Day Camp in Milton! We’re looking forward to sunshine, summertime, and days filled with adventure in the great outdoors.

Peregrine nestlings dinner time © Andrew Kawa
© Andrew Kawa

Trailside's winter art exhibit features incredible images by 16 photographers documenting a Peregrine Falcon family in Woburn, MA. On display December 27–March 24. 

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Upcoming Programs

January 26, 2019 (Saturday) 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Explore the world of owls in this program for ages 6 and up. Discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl cal... Learn More >
February 9, 2019 (Saturday) 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Explore the world of owls in this program for ages 6 and up. Discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl cal... Learn More >
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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