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Blue Hills Trailside Museum

#2 of 10 things to do in Milton Features Animals
1904 Canton Ave., Route 138, Milton, MA 02186-2335
+1 617-333-0690
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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 6 days ago
Milton, Massachusetts
Informative, family-friendly, and just plain fun

The Trailside Museum at the foot of the Blue Hills is a great spot for families. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Quincy MA
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1904 Canton Ave., Route 138, Milton, MA 02186-2335
+1 617-333-0690
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 17 January 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 13 December 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 7 December 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 25 July 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 18 July 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 2 June 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 21 February 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
Reviewed 12 November 2015

My grandchildren, 6 and 2 loved the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. It brought back fond memories of going as a child then later bringing my children. It was a great learning experience and just nice to be out of the house instead of in front...More

3  Thank Chris3761
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How much is admission?
21 July 2016|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
$3.00. Non member $2.50. Senior $1.50. Children