Programs, Classes, & Activities at Blue Hills

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Blue Hills Trailside Museum offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone.

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What to Expect When You Visit

Are you preparing to visit us with your children or a group of students, including those with special needs? If so, we encourage you to review this step-by-step photo tour of Blue Hills that shows you and your students what to expect!

Winter solstice Nature Time program at Trailside

Introduce your preschooler to nature with our weekly "Nature Time" program! Each week features a different theme inspired by the season and what's happening in nature around us. Get the details >

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

We offer programs and animal presentations for schools, scout groups, organizations, adults, families, and more. Our programs are offered both at the museum and at your site. Learn More

Kids looking out from observation tower

An Overnight Program is an exciting opportunity to experience the Blue Hills like so few others have—after dark! Spend your time enjoying dinner around a camp fire, take a night hike to search for nocturnal animals, observe the night sky, and more. All while spending the night on top of Chickatawbut Hill in our own dormitory! Learn More

Red-tailed Hawk in flight view from front © Jeff Martineau
Red-tailed Hawk © Jeff Martineau

Both the sanctuary and the Blue Hills Reservation host a wide variety of birds year-round. Join us on an upcoming birding program or go birding on your own. Whichever you choose, bring the checklist of birds you might see during your visit! Go birding >

Chickadee © Sean Carey
Chickadee © Sean Carey

These programs are intended for adult groups, such as church groups, retirement communities, and garden clubs. Programs run for approximately one hour.
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Ready for some outdoor adventure? We’ve got all kinds of fun programs and activities for you and your friends and family! You can do activities like Nature Bingo or print out a discovery booklet. We also have vacation week programs. Learn More