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

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  • Animal Adventures +
    14 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • ArtsBoston Booths +
    6 saves

    ArtsBoston Booths

    Boston

  • Boston's Best Cruises Whale Watch +
    13 saves

    Boston's Best Cruises Whale Watch

    Boston

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo +
    0 saves

    Buttonwood Park Zoo

    New Bedford

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    15 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    23 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture +
    7 saves

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    North Easton

  • New England Aquarium +
    100 saves

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • Southwick's Zoo +
    4 saves

    Southwick's Zoo

    Mendon

  • Stone Zoo +
    35 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    18 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • ZooQuarium +
    9 saves

    ZooQuarium

    West Yarmouth

  • Amelia Park Children''s Museum

    Westfield

    Children are immersed in fresh, vibrant learning experiences utilizing innocative exhibits. This, couples with programs that have measurable outcome, provide... more

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  • Berkshire Museum

    Pittsfield

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

    + 3 saves
  • Buzzards Bay Center

    New Bedford

    The Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center at the Buzzards Bay Center in downtown New Bedford is a free resource... more

    + 0 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

    + 3 saves
  • Capron Park Zoo

    Attleboro

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

    + 0 saves
  • Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Holyoke

    Hands-on exhibits. more

    + 3 saves
  • Children's Museum in Easton

    North Easton

    Interactive exhibits in the arts, sciences, and humanities; located in historic old fire station. more

    + 0 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

    + 15 saves

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