Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Man with a gray Mass Audubon shirt and blue glove holding a peregrine falcon.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Programs & Activities at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Blue Hills Trailside Museum offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone.

River Otter on a rock in her new enclosure at Trailside

Wildlife Exhibits

Visit the indoor and outdoor wildlife exhibits to see a river otter, snowy owl, fox, snakes, turtles, and more.

Blue Jay by a tree among fallen leaves

Birds & Birding

Join us on an upcoming birding program or go birding on your own.

Kid's room inside Trailside's gift shop © Leslie Gomes
© Leslie Gomes

Gift Shop

Discover unique wares from local artisans and educational and enriching toys that promote science and nature inquiry.

Blue Hills Noman Smith Environmental Education Center
Noman Smith Environmental Education Center

Facility Rentals

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum has two unique spaces that can be rented for meetings or special events.

Programs for Schools 

We offer hands-on, nature-based education programs for students both onsite and offsite. We can work with you to develop a curriculum that meets your needs.

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Programs for Groups

Whether you’re looking for programs for your community group, garden club, Scout troop, or more, our teacher naturalists can help!

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