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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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    55 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    39 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • Stone Zoo +
    35 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • The Butterfly Place +
    30 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Bartholomew's Cobble +
    24 saves

    Bartholomew's Cobble

    Sheffield

  • EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature +
    24 saves

    EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature

    Worcester

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    23 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    22 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Naumkeag +
    22 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    21 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • World's End +
    21 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    17 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    15 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Notchview Reservation +
    15 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Animal Adventures +
    14 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    12 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • Ravenswood Park +
    12 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Royalston Falls +
    11 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    7 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Brookfield Orchards +
    5 saves

    Brookfield Orchards

    North Brookfield

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