Don’t tell anyone, but Massachusetts is kind of a big nerd. We simply love science and nature. You could say it’s in our nature, with scenic roads like the lovely Mohawk Trail, 1500 miles of postcard pretty coastline, and some of America’s most brilliant fall foliage. We could spend hours at the Museum of Science, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and wish we could live at the Franklin Park Zoo or maybe the Butterfly Place, surrounded by colorful creatures. And don’t even get us started on the New England Aquarium, fully renovated in 2013.

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  • Museum of Science, Boston

  • Museum of Science, Boston

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  • New England Aquarium +
    254 saves

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    193 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    180 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Mohawk Trail +
    165 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    131 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    97 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    77 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • The Butterfly Place +
    74 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    69 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    68 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Bearskin Neck +
    61 saves

    Bearskin Neck

    Rockport

  • Stone Zoo +
    61 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    59 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    54 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    53 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Naumkeag +
    51 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Royalston Falls +
    48 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
    46 saves

    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    44 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    43 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

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