About Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Operated in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, 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.
Within the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation
125 miles via Blue Hills Reservation
- Live animal presentations, programs, and special events.
- Summer camp to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning.
- Universally accessible guided trail experience including a rope guide and educational materials in large-print, Braille, audio, and tactile formats.
- Home base for the snowy owl research and satellite telemetry project, which collects migratory and physical data on wintering snowy owls.
- Private function and event space in the auditorium and atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill, the second highest peak in the Blue Hills Reservation.
1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
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April-November: Tuesday-Sunday & Monday holidays 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Outdoor Exhibits, Daily, 8:30 am–5:00 pm
December-March: Thursday-Sunday & Monday holidays 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Outdoor Exhibits, Daily, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Trails: Open Daily, dawn to dusk
Nonmembers: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)
EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card