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

  • Museum of Science, Boston

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  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    195 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    98 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    77 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • The Butterfly Place +
    74 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    70 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    69 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    54 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Naumkeag +
    53 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
    41 saves

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University +
    30 saves

    Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Boston

  • The Old Manse +
    23 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    19 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • Notchview Reservation +
    19 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Russell Orchards +
    19 saves

    Russell Orchards

    Ipswich

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    16 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    15 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Ravenswood Park +
    15 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    13 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    13 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Burial Hill +
    12 saves

    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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