School & Group Programs at Blue Hills

Blue Hills Trailside Museum is a natural history museum situated at the base of Great Blue Hill in Milton, owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and managed by Mass Audubon. Trailside Museum features native, non-releasable wildlife and exhibits on the natural history of the Blue Hills and Massachusetts.

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. We also offer facility rentals for workshops and functions.

Sampling of Program Topics

Nature Tales - Birds of Prey - New England Wildlife - Owls - Five Senses - Changing Species

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!

Snake in a display box

Discover the natural world with Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Each program is aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Education frameworks. Our standards-based programs are designed to teach environmental science in a fun, interactive, and educational way. When appropriate, our programs feature animal presentations with native, non-releasable wildlife. Whether the program takes place at your site or ours, we will work with you to develop a curriculum that meets your needs and the frameworks. Learn more


School Program Catalog

Group program at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Whether you’re leading a scout group in search of badges, planning a birthday party, or need space for an overnight program, the Blue Hills Trailside Museum can help. Learn More