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 +
    825 saves

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    237 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    227 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • Stone Zoo +
    161 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    123 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Southwick's Zoo +
    100 saves

    Southwick's Zoo

    Mendon

  • Animal Adventures +
    71 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    53 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo +
    36 saves

    Buttonwood Park Zoo

    New Bedford

  • Boston CityPASS® +
    6 saves

    Boston CityPASS®

    Boston

  • Museum of Science

    Boston

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

    + 70 saves
  • Go Boston Card

    Boston

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

    + 67 saves
  • New England Aquarium Whale Watch

    Boston

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

    + 40 saves
  • Go Select Pass - Boston

    Boston

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

    + 18 saves
  • The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

    Springfield

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

    + 18 saves
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Brewster

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

    + 15 saves
  • Capron Park Zoo

    Attleboro

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

    + 14 saves
  • Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Holyoke

    Hands-on exhibits. more

    + 12 saves
  • NOAA Fisheries Science Aquarium

    Woods Hole

    Harborside research laboratory with aquarium features outdoor seals and sealife touch tanks. Home to research vessels, R/V Albatross IV... more

    + 10 saves
  • Mapparium/The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

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

    + 9 saves

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