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.

  • Museum of Science, Boston

  • Museum of Science, Boston

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  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    3 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    8 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University +
    17 saves

    Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Boston

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    7 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • The Butterfly Place +
    30 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    7 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    5 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    52 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Codman Estate +
    2 saves

    Codman Estate

    Lincoln

  • Daffodil Festival +
    7 saves

    Daffodil Festival

    Nantucket

  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate +
    6 saves

    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    2 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
    15 saves

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    34 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    37 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Ipswich Museum +
    3 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property +
    3 saves

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Long Hill +
    6 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property +
    4 saves

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank +
    0 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

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