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

Upcoming Programs

January 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Explore the world of owls in this program for ages 6 and up. Discover some of the unique adaptations...
February 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Explore the world of owls in this program for ages 6 and up. Discover some of the unique adaptations...
February 11, 2018 3:00am - 6:00am
Make sure you set your alarm clock Saturday night for this early morning program on Sunday. We’ll...
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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