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

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    23 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    20 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property +
    20 saves

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    17 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo +
    16 saves

    Buttonwood Park Zoo

    New Bedford

  • Long Hill +
    16 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Monomoy Island Excursion +
    16 saves

    Monomoy Island Excursion

    Harwich Port

  • Tougas Family Farm +
    16 saves

    Tougas Family Farm

    Northborough

  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate +
    15 saves

    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards +
    15 saves

    Honey Pot Hill Orchards

    Stowe

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway +
    15 saves

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Swift River Reservation +
    15 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Working Waterfront Festival +
    15 saves

    Working Waterfront Festival

    New Bedford

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    14 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    13 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Ipswich Museum +
    13 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    13 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Brookfield Orchards +
    12 saves

    Brookfield Orchards

    North Brookfield

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    12 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

  • Flint Farm +
    10 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

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