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.
The sanctuary 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.
1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
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- Museum: Tuesday-Sunday & Monday holidays, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
- Outdoor Exhibits & Grounds: Open daily, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
- Museum: Thursday-Sunday & Monday holidays, 10:00 am-4:30 pm
- Outdoor Exhibits & Grounds: Open daily, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
- Members: Free
- Nonmembers: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)
- EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
- ConnectorCare Card to Culture participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare card
- Universally Accessible Nature Center
- Universally Accessible Restrooms
- Universally Accessible Trail
- Picnic Area
Within the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation
125 miles via Blue Hills Reservation
- Programs and special events for all ages, plus live presentations featuring native wildlife.
- 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 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.