Group Programs for Children & Young Adults at Blue Hills

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum offers a variety of fun and educational nature-based programs for scout troops, birthdays, and more. Our group programs feature animal presentations with native wildlife when appropriate. We also have two unique spaces available to rent for meetings or special events.

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Booking Group Programs

All group programs are sold out for summer 2021. Fall scheduling for group programs will open on August 15, 2021. To inquire about booking a program, please complete the form linked below.

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Scout Programs

Boy looking at an insect

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum offers programs for all levels of Girl and Boy Scouts. Our qualified educators are available to lead programs to fulfill the requirements of specific badges and awards. Programs are offered after school or on weekends. Ask us about opportunities for Eagle or Gold Award projects!

Sold out for summer 2021—please check back in the fall.


Birthday Parties

Owl at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

If you child enjoys nature, why not celebrate his or her birthday in the Blue Hills? We provide the program and facilities; you provide the birthday decorations and cake. Trailside Museum birthday parties are for ages 3 and older and are scheduled for two hours on weekend afternoons.

Sold out for summer 2021—please check back in the fall.


Preschool Programs

Preschool group at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

These programs provide wonderful learning opportunities for your preschool students. The programs are a mix of hands-on activities, experiments, songs, demonstrations, stories, and a visit with a native animal. Our programs are specially designed to strengthen listening and observation skills while teaching students about the natural world. Search school programs >

Sold out for summer 2021—please check back in the fall.


Private Functions & Events

Table and chairs inside Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Our spacious auditorium overlooks a beautiful pond teeming with wildlife and has several bird and mammal exhibits. The Museum also operates the Norman Smith Environmental Education Center, located at the top of scenic Chickatawbut Hill in the Blue Hills Reservation. The Education Center offers a commercial-sized kitchen, a spacious dining hall, a dormitory that sleeps up to 40 individuals, and the opportunity to experience nature while enjoying breathtaking views of Boston and the surrounding area. Learn more about event rentals >

Sold out for summer 2021—please check back in the fall.


Looking for Group Programs for Adults?

Mass Audubon offers educational programs for garden clubs, senior centers, historical groups, and many other clubs and organizations.

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