At the foot of Great Blue Hill, a 20-minute drive south of Boston, this museum is fun for all ages and especially popular with the under-10 set. Here you'll see replicas of the natural habitats found in the area, displays about Native Americans, and live animal exhibits. Resident animals include owls, honeybees, otters, foxes, snakes, opossum, and turtles. Children can feed the ducks and turkeys. Other activities include climbing the lookout tower and hiking around the 7,500-acre Blue Hills Reservation recreation area. On weekends, there's story time at 11am and natural-history programs at 12:30 and 2pm. Special events and family programs change with the seasons; call ahead to register.
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