Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Naturalist with facemask handling a resident Great Horned Owl at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Great Horned Owl at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Operated in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state-owned Blue Hills Reservation and features a natural history museum and outdoor exhibits of native wildlife. The animals on display—including Snowy Owls and a Red Fox—have been rescued and would not survive in the wild. 

Location: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0690
Hours: Outdoor exhibits open every day, 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Online Programs

Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly male © Kim Nagy
Eastern Pondhawk © Kim Nagy

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Upcoming Programs

October 14, 2021 (Thursday) 3:45-5:00pm
Explore and search for many ecological changes happening during fall. Conduct a science experiment and create fall inspired monotype prints! Read more
September 23, 2021 (Thursday) 10:30am-12:00pm
Join a BNC Teacher Naturalist every Thursday to explore, learn and play. Use your senses to explore the natural world! This pr... Read more
September 24, 2021 (Friday) 9:30-11:30am
Join a BNC Teacher Naturalist every Friday to explore, learn and play. Each Friday, we will learn about the animals that walk... Read more
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