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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  • New England Aquarium +
    577 saves

    New England Aquarium


  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    151 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo


  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    135 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum


  • Stone Zoo +
    114 saves

    Stone Zoo


  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    85 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze


  • Southwick's Zoo +
    65 saves

    Southwick's Zoo


  • Animal Adventures +
    52 saves

    Animal Adventures


  • Maritime Gloucester +
    27 saves

    Maritime Gloucester


  • Buttonwood Park Zoo +
    17 saves

    Buttonwood Park Zoo

    New Bedford

  • Go Boston Card


    The Go Boston Card gets you into over 70 top Boston attractions and saves you up to 55% off the cost of... more

    + 53 saves
  • Museum of Science


    Science and technology come alive at the Museum of Science! Experience the power of discovery through more than 700 interactive exhibits... more

    + 51 saves
  • New England Aquarium Whale Watch


    Want to see where we keep the really big animals? Join us for an incredible whale watching experience and come... more

    + 29 saves
  • Go Select Pass - Boston


    Create your ideal Boston experience with the Go Select Pass. With Go Select, you can build a personalized pass that... more

    + 13 saves
  • The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center


    The mission of the Forest Park Zoological Society is to promote public awareness and appreciation for indigenous and exotic animals,... more

    + 11 saves
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


    80-acre site, abutted by 400 acres of conservation land; nature trails, exhibits, films, guided walks, lectures, and family activities. Special programs... more

    + 10 saves
  • Capron Park Zoo


    Animals from around the world; Asian rain forest; nocturnal building. more

    + 9 saves
  • Children's Museum at Holyoke


    Hands-on exhibits. more

    + 8 saves
  • Berkshire Museum


    Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections! Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors... more

    + 7 saves
  • Mapparium/The Mary Baker Eddy Library


    Interactive exhibits and kiosks, include the world-famous Mapparium, a stunning three-story stained glass globe. Explore the life and achievements of... more

    + 6 saves
  • National Marine Life Center

    Buzzards Bay

    Featured exhibits, hands-on activities, and educational programs about marine animals, wildlife rehabilitation, and ocean conservation. Open Memorial Day to Labor... more

    + 6 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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