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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  • Wakefield Estate +
    7 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    17 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    129 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    8 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    33 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Working Waterfront Festival +
    15 saves

    Working Waterfront Festival

    New Bedford

  • World's End +
    88 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Young's Bicycle Shop +
    0 saves

    Young's Bicycle Shop

    Nantucket

  • 3Museums.org

    Boylston

    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

    + 4 saves
  • Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

    Westport

    Spanning hundreds of acres of protected beach, fields, woodlands, pond, and marsh, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary was created by generous... more

    + 0 saves
  • Amelia Park Children''s Museum

    Westfield

    Children are immersed in fresh, vibrant learning experiences utilizing innocative exhibits. This, couples with programs that have measurable outcome, provide... more

    + 2 saves
  • Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Complex-Bourne Historical Society

    Bourne

    Replica of Pilgrim-Dutch trading post; windmill; 17th-century herb and wildflower gardens; Native American artifacts; picnic area. Salt works, Gray Gables... more

    + 0 saves
  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Easthampton

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

    + 6 saves
  • Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge

    Colrain

    Over the North River. more

    + 3 saves
  • Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

    East Falmouth

    Self-guided nature walks and holly trail; barn swallow colony, May-Aug. more

    + 2 saves
  • Asia-Barong

    Great Barrington

    Mega space of Asiatic art. Largest gallery of indoor/outdoor Asian art, artifact, and sculpture in the United States. more

    + 0 saves
  • Assabet River Wildlife Refuge

    Sudbury

    Assabet River refuge has a large wetland complex, several smaller wetlands, vernal pools, and large forested areas. more

    + 0 saves
  • Bear Swamp

    Ashfield

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

    + 3 saves
  • Berkshire Museum

    Pittsfield

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

    + 6 saves
  • Bissell Covered Bridge

    Charlemont

    Over the Mill River. more

    + 7 saves

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