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Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Features Animals
1904 Canton Ave., Route 138, Milton, MA 02186-2335
+1 617-333-0690
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A world of wonder at the Trailside Museum

A lovely small natural museum there are many displays and activities for younger visitors. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Trailside Museum

Lots of great animals to see and learn about. Very well kept and lots of fun for kids. You can... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Milton, Massachusetts
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This museum houses excellent exhibits of the reservation's natural and cultural history and offers a variety of public programs and special events throughout the year.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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1904 Canton Ave., Route 138, Milton, MA 02186-2335
+1 617-333-0690
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely small natural museum there are many displays and activities for younger visitors. This museum has several live animals in the building as well as in the grounds behind it. It is a great way to learn about local wild life plant and animal.

Thank DH4u
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Lots of great animals to see and learn about. Very well kept and lots of fun for kids. You can also walk up to the Observatory from here or do the trails through the Blue Hills.

Thank LFlynn2014
Reviewed May 2, 2017

The Trailside Museum at the foot of the Blue Hills is a great spot for families. The museum is small and “low-tech” with a focus on observation. Indoor exhibits are highly visual, like a glassed-in beehive where one can watch bees enter and exit the...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a hidden gem. Great place for younger kids to learn about nature. They have animals, displays, bee hive, nature walks. Great programs for learning about local environments. They always have something going on - we've gone on nature walks, meet the animals, night...More

Thank James G
Reviewed December 13, 2016

I've gone there more times than I can count, over my 25 years in the Boston area. My father first took me and my brother there after we emigrated to Boston in 1989 from the USSR. We always loved nature and missed it, and this...More

Thank Ilya S
Reviewed December 7, 2016

A sweet little museum with nature exhibits focused on native plants and animals (and people too- a fascinating diorama shows how the indigenous tribes once used the area). Lots of buttons for little kids to push (5 cricket sounds - know them all?) Small admission...More

1  Thank linda m
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The highlights of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum are the owls and snakes (inside) and otters and deer (outside). The museum is informative and fun (you can push buttons and do some crawling around), but the drawback is that it's too small to really hold...More

Thank Ecraghead
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Modest but entertaining xperience, especially for youngsters or seniors w/little or no access to their natural environment. Well constructed &appealing exhibits for all levels, not to mention the ethical teaching Aspect of the whole facility.

Thank James B
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Rainy days had kept us inside so we went to see the animals in the enclosures and get some fresh air!! of course our little one wanted to feed the ducks too!! Don’r forget to bring some quarters to buy the food. Plenty for a...More

1  Thank mahonedawgmom
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Go to the museum to see some animals that have been rescued and learn about the history of the blue hills.

1  Thank 61elc
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$3.00. Non member $2.50. Senior $1.50. Children