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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  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
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    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate


  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
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    The Swan Boats of Boston


  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
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    Tower Hill Botanic Garden


  • Wakefield Estate +
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    Wakefield Estate


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

    Yarmouth Port

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
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    Wistariahurst Museum


  • Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Complex-Bourne Historical Society


    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
  • 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
  • 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

    + 28 saves
  • Boston Public Garden


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

    + 19 saves
  • Brooksby Farm


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

    + 3 saves
  • Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum

    Yarmouth Port

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

    + 1 saves
  • Carriage House at Lynch Park


    The Carriage House is nestled between Woodbury Cove and the Atlantic Ocean within the beautiful Lynch Park. This historic landmark... more

    + 1 saves
  • Cedar Spring Herb Farm


    Walking trails, an endangered medicinal plant trail, United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, picnic area, herb identification gardens, production areas and... more

    + 5 saves
  • Cider Hill Farm


    A truly meaningful and educational experience combines fun, family and fresh foods! Make a trip to Cider Hill Farm a... more

    + 0 saves
  • Coonamessett Farm

    East Falmouth

    We are a local farm offering a pick-your-own family experience and animals to visit. Seasonal family memberships or day passes... more

    + 1 saves
  • Falmouth Museums on the Green


    Julia Wood House (1790); The Conant House (18th-century); Hallett Barn; Three delightful gardens maintained by the Falmouth Garden Club – a... more

    + 0 saves
  • Featherstone Center for the Arts

    Oak Bluffs

    Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha' s Vineyard which provides excellent year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors... more

    + 1 saves
  • Great Cape Herb Farm


    Organic herb farm that features gardens and week walks to help you identify native medicinal plants. You may also bring... more

    + 0 saves
  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

    + 2 saves

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