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.

  • Museum of Science, Boston

  • Museum of Science, Boston

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  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    12 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • Ravenswood Park +
    12 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Royalston Falls +
    12 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    12 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    10 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Skydive Barnstable +
    10 saves

    Skydive Barnstable

    Marstons Mills

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    9 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Pilgrim Aviation +
    9 saves

    Pilgrim Aviation

    Plymouth

  • ZooQuarium +
    9 saves

    ZooQuarium

    West Yarmouth

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    7 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    7 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Daffodil Festival +
    7 saves

    Daffodil Festival

    Nantucket

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    7 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture +
    7 saves

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    North Easton

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    7 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • ArtsBoston Booths +
    6 saves

    ArtsBoston Booths

    Boston

  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate +
    6 saves

    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

  • Long Hill +
    6 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Brookfield Orchards +
    5 saves

    Brookfield Orchards

    North Brookfield

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    5 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

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