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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  • High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary


    Enjoy the spectacular views of the Deerfield River Valley and Mount Greylock from the ledges at the end of the... more

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  • Berkshire Museum


    Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections! Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors... more

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  • Bissell Covered Bridge


    Over the Mill River. more

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  • Capron Park Zoo


    Animals from around the world; Asian rain forest; nocturnal building. more

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  • Essex National Heritage Area


    Covering 500 square miles of northeastern Massachusetts, Essex Heritage is home to over 200 historical sites, renowned museums, wildlife refuges, working farms... more

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  • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary


    Seven miles of well-marked walking trails on 1,300 acres of conservation land. Trails for all abilities. Public programs. more

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  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site


    This is the site of the first successful integrated iron works in North America, which produced both cast iron and... more

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  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary


    Seven hundred and twenty-five acres of woods, meadow, and marsh; five miles of trails; observation tower. Look for signs of... more

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  • Highfield Hall & Gardens


    Highfield Hall & Gardens is an engaging historic property that has been restored and revitalized to serve as a place... more

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  • Lowell Holly


    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

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  • Mapparium/The Mary Baker Eddy Library


    Interactive exhibits and kiosks, include the world-famous Mapparium, a stunning three-story stained glass globe. Explore the life and achievements of... more

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  • National Marine Life Center

    Buzzards Bay

    Featured exhibits, hands-on activities, and educational programs about marine animals, wildlife rehabilitation, and ocean conservation. Open Memorial Day to Labor... more

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  • NOAA Fisheries Science Aquarium

    Woods Hole

    Harborside research laboratory with aquarium features outdoor seals and sealife touch tanks. Home to research vessels, R/V Albatross IV... more

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  • Noanet Woodlands


    You will find more than 17 miles of shady trails and woods roads for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.... more

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  • Boston African-American National Historic Site


    15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. more

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  • Cedar Spring Herb Farm


    Walking trails, an endangered medicinal plant trail, United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, picnic area, herb identification gardens, production areas and... more

    + 5 saves
  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens

    South Deerfield

    Open year 'round, 7 days a week. Indoor conservatory filled with live butterflies from all over the world. Educational programs, exhibits... more

    + 5 saves
  • Mayflower Cranberries LLC


    "Be the Grower" experience is an opportunity to put on some waders and join the grower in the... more

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  • Ocean Explorium

    New Bedford

    We provide a unique and effective vehicle for educating the public about the oceans: their protection, restoration, pollution prevention and... more

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  • Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary


    Stay for Life Animal Reserve. Over 200 animals. Visitors Welcome more

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