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

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    17 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

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

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    16 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate +
    14 saves

    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

  • Long Hill +
    14 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    13 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    11 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway +
    11 saves

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Daffodil Festival +
    10 saves

    Daffodil Festival

    Nantucket

  • Ipswich Museum +
    9 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
    7 saves

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • The Stone House Museum +
    7 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Wakefield Estate +
    7 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Brewster Gardens +
    6 saves

    Brewster Gardens

    Plymouth

  • Sargent House Museum +
    6 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Fuller Craft Museum +
    4 saves

    Fuller Craft Museum

    Brockton

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    4 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • New Salem Preserves, Inc. +
    4 saves

    New Salem Preserves, Inc.

    New Salem

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
    4 saves

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

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