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!

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

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

Boy with a grasshopper at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Make the most of your museum visit and explore the nature of Massachusetts by participating in these regularly scheduled programs. Learn More

sunset hike © John Galuzzo, Mass Audubon

An Overnight Program is an exciting opportunity to experience the Blue Hills like so few others have- after dark! Spend your time enjoying dinner, a night hike to observe the night sky and search for nocturnal animals, live animal encounter, a camp fire, fun activities and breakfast all while spending the night on top of Chickatawbut Hill in our own dormitory! Learn More

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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Young Explorers

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

Red tailed hawk © Shawn Carey

Blue Hills hosts 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 at Blue Hills. Learn More