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 Wednesday–Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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Eastern Pondhawk © Kim Nagy

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August 23, 2021 (Monday) 3:00-5:00pm
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