Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Naturalist with mask handling a resident Peregrine Falcon at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Peregrine Falcon 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. 

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Location: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0690
Hours: Outdoor exhibits open Friday-Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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Blue Jay eating seeds on a snowy tree stump © Sarah Keates
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Campers & counselors at Blue Hills overlook as part of Blue Hills Nature Day Camp

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

At Blue Hills Nature Day Camp in Milton, our unique location atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill invites campers ages 5-13 to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning. Registration is open!

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Upcoming Programs

March 13, 2021 (Saturday) 10:00am-12:00pm
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March 20, 2021 (Saturday) 10:00am-12:00pm
Mammals have a wide variety of magnificent adaptations to help them survive and defend themselves.Enjoy a semi-private (2-3 fa... Learn More >
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