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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  • Bear Swamp


    To early settlers, Bear Swamp was truly rough terrain: steep, wooded hillsides and exposed bedrock descending to boggy wetlands and... 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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  • 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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  • Boston Lobster Tours


    Come join us for an unforgettable excursion on board an authentic lobster boat, while we talk about the great history... more

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  • Boston Nature Center


    Located just outside of downtown Boston on the former grounds of the Boston State Hospital, the Boston Nature Center (BNC)... more

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  • Boston Pizza Tours


    Got Pizza? Discover historic Boston slice by delicious slice! We're serving up Tasty, Fun & Educational walking tours, exploring Boston's... more

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  • Boston Public Garden


    Formal gardens and rare trees; setting for McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings" book and sculpture. Seasonal Swan Boat... more

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  • Bristol County Natural History Center


    Live exhibits; ponds, wetlands, beaches, meadows, and forest displays. more

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  • Brooksby Farm


    We have seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Visit our bakery for delicious cider donuts,... more

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  • Burkeville Covered Bridge


    Over the South River. more

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  • Buzzards Bay Center

    New Bedford

    The Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center at the Buzzards Bay Center in downtown New Bedford is a free resource... more

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  • Cape Cod Bird Club


    EDUCATION/RECREATION The Cape Cod Bird Club's mission is to promote knowledge and conservation of the bird life and natural... more

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  • Cape Cod Canal


    17.5 miles long; widest sea level canal in the world; 13.5 miles of paved canal-side roads for bicycling, in-line skating, walking. 1,100 acres... more

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  • Cape Cod Clamming Trips


    Identify clam beds and dig for clams on the flats in Brewster. more

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  • Cape Cod Indian Walks-Dennis

    North Eastham

    2 Walks offered. 1'st Indian Conservation Lands Dennis. Learn the history and culture of the C.C. Indians. Second walks, First... more

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  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


    80-acre site, abutted by 400 acres of conservation land; nature trails, exhibits, films, guided walks, lectures, and family activities. Special programs... more

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  • Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

    Chappaquiddick Island

    Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive salt marsh, beautiful salt pond, and unique colony of hardy... more

    + 9 saves
  • Capron Park Zoo


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

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  • Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum

    Yarmouth Port

    Sea captain's house 8 rooms fully furnished provide a glimpse into 19th century life. more

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