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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  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    13 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm


  • Naumkeag +
    66 saves



  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    18 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center


  • Notchview Reservation +
    22 saves

    Notchview Reservation


  • Plimoth Plantation +
    199 saves

    Plimoth Plantation


  • Ramblewild +
    5 saves



  • Ravenswood Park +
    17 saves

    Ravenswood Park


  • Red Apple Farm +
    8 saves

    Red Apple Farm


  • Royalston Falls +
    63 saves

    Royalston Falls


  • Stone Zoo +
    68 saves

    Stone Zoo


  • Tougas Family Farm +
    10 saves

    Tougas Family Farm


  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    77 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden


  • Wakefield Estate +
    4 saves

    Wakefield Estate


  • World's End +
    44 saves

    World's End




    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

    + 2 saves
  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary


    Seven hundred and twenty-five acres of woods, meadow, and marsh; five miles of trails; observation tower. Look for signs of... more

    + 1 saves
  • Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

    East Falmouth

    Self-guided nature walks and holly trail; barn swallow colony, May-Aug. more

    + 1 saves
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden


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

    + 15 saves
  • Boston African-American National Historic Site


    15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. more

    + 5 saves
  • Boston Public Garden


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

    + 6 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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