Blue Hills Trailside Museum

View of the pond 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 River Otter—have been rescued and would not survive in the wild. 

Location: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0690
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday & Monday holidays, 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Outdoor Exhibits open daily, dawn to dusk

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Volunteer With Us

Be an Education Volunteer!

Are you passionate about nature and conservation education? Come volunteer with us! Get Involved >

Snowy Owl Project - spring/summer

Snowy Owl Project

Norman Smith about to release a rescued Snowy Owl

We've been tracking & relocating Snowy Owls from Boston Logan Airport since 1981. More Info >

Birthday Parties

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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's next birthday with our fun, nature-themed parties! Get the Details >

Visit the Gift Shop

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Visit the Gift Shop

Find a variety of products that help explain, identify, and celebrate the wonders of nature. Learn More >

Sanctuary News & Events

Blue Hills Trailside Museum in 1959

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Special Event September 14, 2019

Bring the whole family to celebrate Trailside's 60th anniversary with free admission, live animal demonstrations, special exhibits, and engaging programs for all ages!

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Upcoming Programs

September 14, 2019 (Saturday) 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Explore the world of owls in this program for ages 6 and up. Discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl cal... Learn More >
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