Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center

1902 Canton Avenue, Milton

Membership with Guided Tour or Private Party Package at Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center (Up to 43% Off)

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Tour the weather observatory, the home of the oldest climate record in the country, and see historical weather instruments still used today

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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 2, 2021
Amazing facts that I never knew...staff was very pleasant. Will recommend to others.
10 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 23, 2020
This was a very educational and fun experience. I enjoyed learning about the important details about weather. The walk up to the Blue Hill Observatory was a good one. Recommended to wear sneakers...there are hills to walk up and to run down.
23 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 26, 2019
Julia did an awesome job with an easy to follow in depth tour of the observatory. She was funny and so patient with the children. Loved seeing the sunshine recorder up close!
33 ratings27 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
February 18, 2016
The views are breath-taking! The tour was AWESOME! Very informative and super interesting! Don's tour was filled with facts, where, when, who, why... A great outing!
5 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 11, 2016
a great hike up and well worth the hike.
3 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 17, 2015
Awesome place! Highly recommend
31 ratings12 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 13, 2015
Very knowledgable and enthusiastic staff Dress warmly!
10 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 6, 2015
Take your time and definitely take the tour
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About This Deal

Choice of:

  • Single Membership and In-Depth Guided Tour for Two
  • Family Membership and In-Depth Guided Tour for Up to Four
  • Private Party Package for Up to 30 People for Two Hours at the Observatory

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid until 03/01/2018. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Subject to availability. Limit 3 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per household. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Established: Before 1950

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 2–10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes

Handicap Accessible: No

Parking: Unavailable

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Three state view from rooftop.

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Pro Tip: [There is an] approximately one-mile hike up Great Blue Hill to reach the observatory. Park in the lot on Route 138.

Q&A with Blue Hill Observatory

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

The observatory is the oldest continuously operating weather observatory in the United States. Many observers are dedicated amateurs. This is a chance for non-scientists to participate in the development of meterology.

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

We continue to use historical weather instruments, some dating to the 19th century, to observe the weather. Our record of observations is the longest in the United States.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

All that is needed to participate in the observatory's activities is an interest in the weather. We train our staff in the methodology needed to observe weather data and record it accurately. As far as the weather is concerned, we try to eliminate the unexpected.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We try to serve the public. We are open every day of the year. The observatory is fairly small inside. You do not need a reservation to visit, but if you have a large group or want to visit outside of normal visiting hours, please call ahead. To reach the observatory park on Route 138 (by the Trailside Museum) and hike to the top of Great Blue Hill. The Red Dot trail is often used. If you are unable to hike, call ahead for permission to drive up the service road. The service road is generally not available to the public.