School & Group Programs at Blue Hills

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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.

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Examples 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 a group of students or your children, including those with special needs? If so, we encourage you to review this step-by-step photo tour (Social Story) of Blue Hills that shows you what to expect!

Our school programs engage students in environmental science in a fun, interactive, and educational way! At the sanctuary or in the classroom, we can work with you to develop a curriculum that meets your needs!

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Whether you’re leading a scout group in search of badges, planning a birthday party, or need space for an special event, the teacher naturalists at Trailside can help!

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