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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  • Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary


    Oldest sanctuary (1916) operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society with 25 miles of hiking trails on 2000 acres. more

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  • Moraine Farm CSA


    When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Moraine Farm, he didn't plot out an adventure-based ropes course. Or make room for school... more

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  • Mount Auburn Cemetery


    National historic landmark founded in 1831 as the first garden cemetery. Graves of architect Charles Bulfinch, artist Winslow Homer, authors Henry... more

    + 4 saves
  • Mountain Meadow Preserve


    The scenic trail from Massachusetts to Vermont - just a mile to the Green Mountain State! - along which you... more

    + 13 saves
  • Museum of Science


    Science and technology come alive at the Museum of Science! Experience the power of discovery through more than 700 interactive exhibits... more

    + 51 saves
  • Nantucket Convservation Foundation


    The mission of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is to assist in the preservation of Nantucket's character by permanently conserving, maintaining,... more

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  • Nash Dinosaur Tracks

    South Hadley

    Dinosaur footprint quarry and collection of Dinosaur footprints fount on-site. more

    + 13 saves
  • 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

    + 6 saves
  • New England Aquarium Whale Watch


    Want to see where we keep the really big animals? Join us for an incredible whale watching experience and come... more

    + 29 saves
  • New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm


    75-acre nursery set in the stunning Pioneer Valley. Retail nursery offers native plants, including hard to find woody species in... 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

    + 6 saves
  • 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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  • Noon Hill


    Wooded trails wind through the varied terrain of Noon Hill, making it perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and... more

    + 4 saves
  • Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary


    Native wildflowers on 3,000 acres of flora and fauna; two museums, self-guided trails (summer only). more

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  • North American Wolf Foundation - Wolf Hollow


    North American gray wolves and their environmental roles in a natural habitat. more

    + 2 saves
  • Northeast Fisheries Science Center

    Woods Hole

    Complete with a walk through aquarium and petting zoo. The center seeks to better understand living resources and their ecosystems. more

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 5 saves
  • OceanQuest Hands-On Discovery Cruises

    E. Dennis

    Cruise station to station aboard the Venture Inn II and enjoy the scenic beauty of Woods Hole as you explore... more

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  • Outlook Farm



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  • Pack Out Gear


    Going camping? Pack Out Gear offers camping equipment rentals. Visitors to may make selections from our inventory.... more

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