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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  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    5 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards +
    5 saves

    Honey Pot Hill Orchards

    Stowe

  • Flint Farm +
    4 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    3 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    3 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    3 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • Red Apple Farm +
    3 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Tougas Family Farm +
    3 saves

    Tougas Family Farm

    Northborough

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    2 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Wakefield Estate +
    2 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    1 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
    0 saves

    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

    More than 900 acres along original segments of April 19, 1775 Battle Road; North Bridge Visitor Center; Minute Man Visitor Center and 'Minuteman'... more

    + 11 saves
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

    15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, herb and rock gardens, pond garden, vegetable and Fruit gardens, arboretum and other... more

    + 10 saves
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    Brookline

    Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy spent his formative... more

    + 9 saves
  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    Cambridge

    General George Washington's Continental Army headquarters, 1775-1776; home of poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882; gathering place for prominent... more

    + 9 saves
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site

    Springfield

    Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates and preserves the history of our Nations first armory, established in 1794. Managed together with... more

    + 7 saves
  • HarmonyTrails Horseback Riding

    Dalton

    Trail rides for the whole family. Beautiful trails terrain and views. Family friendly, pony rides for the very young. We... more

    + 6 saves
  • Boston Public Garden

    Boston

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

    + 5 saves
  • The Mission House

    Stockbridge

    The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant,... more

    + 5 saves

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