Accessibility at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Mass Audubon strives to create a welcoming presence for a wide range of visitors, including making our sanctuaries and nature centers more accessible for all to enjoy.
- Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits
What to Expect When You Visit
Are you preparing to visit us with your children or a group of students, 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!
All Persons Trail
Mass Audubon created a self-guided, fully accessible trail so that everyone could experience this gateway to the Blue Hills. There is a guide rope along our outdoor trail, occasionally replaced by tactile cues on the ground, for the entire length of the trail. There are alternative paths around the stairs, and all the slopes meet accessibility standards.
Outdoor portion of the trail is approximately 1/4 mile.
- Mostly level, wide path with a smooth, mostly shaded, paved surface.
- 10 outdoor stops including animal enclosures and a bird feeding station.
- 7 indoor stops including natural history displays and an observation beehive.
- Audio Tour
You can call 617-618-1164 and listen to the audio tour on your cell phone as you enjoy the trail. The phone tour has a menu so that you can select the stop you would like to hear about.
You can also download the Audio Tour and play it on any device or borrow an MP3 player at Blue Hills Trailside Museum when it is open.
All narrated stops along the trail are marked by a round bead in the guide rope. Within reach of the bead there will be a signpost with the stop name and number in print and Braille. A square bead indicates seating nearby.
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