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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  • Science Library


    Science and nature books, children's collection, and historic manuscripts. more

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    Visit the last working apple orchard in Leominster, the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman). Your visit will be a... more

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  • The Silverbrook Farm


    Silverbrook Farm is a fully operational farm serving the Southern New England region. With Fresh Produce, CSA, Hay Rides, a... more

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  • Skyfields Arboretum


    The historic Willis farmstead at Skyfields, with its beautiful stone walls, is now the home of Mount Grace Land Conservation... more

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  • Skyfields Arboretum-Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust


    The 40 acres of bucolic meadows and mixed-deciduous forest surrounding the headquarters of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust are a pleasure... more

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  • Soule Homestead Education Center


    Founded to provide environmental educational programs, to promote organic agriculture, traditional crafts and cultural events. The Homestead hosts a Harvest... more

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  • South Shore Arts and Recreation Center/Starcreations Theater


    Hands-on exhibits including whale watch boat, schoolhouse, market, golf, and fire truck. more

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  • South Shore Natural Science Center


    Non-profit education center and museum with art gallery. Outdoor nature trails; trail for visually disabled. Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin inspired... more

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  • Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm


    The Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is a family-friendly site with activities for visitors of all ages. The 230-acre site includes a late... more

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  • Spohr Gardens


    Take a leisurely walk in this beautiful 6 acre garden located on Oyster Pond in Falmouth on Cape Cod. This magnificent... more

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  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site


    Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates and preserves the history of our Nations first armory, established in 1794. Managed together with... more

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  • Stanley Park


    275 acre park in the foothills of the Berkshires with trails, picnic areas, award winning gardens, ADA compliance children's playground. There... more

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  • Stevens-Coolidge Place

    North Andover

    The Stevens-Coolidge Place is a wonderful example of "the country place," when rural retreats were designed as places... more

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  • Sugar Hollow Farm


    Small farm in Central Mass dedicated to educating and empowering the community to live more natural lives and to be... more

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  • Taking Shape via Indoor / Outdoor Fitness


    Leave behind the motor vehicles, the hustle & bustle of the city, the air pollution, and of course - the... more

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  • Tantiusques Reservation


    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... more

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  • Tyringham Cobble


    A geologic wonder, the Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of... more

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  • Vestal Street Observatory


    Guided tours; outdoor solar system model and sunspot observatory. more

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  • Wachusett Reservoir


    Walking trails, bird watching, and shore fishing. more

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  • Walnut Hill Tracking & Nature Center


    Walnut Hill conducts outdoor programs in animal tracking and nature exploration. We offer year-round day-long outdoor programs with highly qualified... more

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