Visit one of Massachusetts’ many nature centers, and you’ll learn about the fascinating world around you.

Bristol County Natural History Center, south of Boston, enjoy live exhibits, ponds, wetlands, beaches, meadows and forest displays. The EcoTarium in Worcester is an indoor/outdoor museum dedicated to exploring the natural world, with three floors of interactive exhibits, wildlife exhibits, nature trails, ponds and award-winning meadows, planetarium and train ride. The Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Western Massachusetts provides nature trails, field trips, an environmental and natural history library, games, educational activities and more.

For something out of the ordinary, Davis’ Farmland and MegaMaze in Central Massachusetts has lots of child-friendly farm animals, and, in late fall, a corn-stalk maze with three miles of pathways and bridges over eight acres.

Love clams? Sign up with Cape Cod Clamming Trips in Brewster, and dig for your own tasty bivalves.

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  • Plimoth Plantation +
    583 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    312 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Royalston Falls +
    227 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    205 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    202 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • The Butterfly Place +
    196 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    166 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Stone Zoo +
    143 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • Ramblewild +
    139 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    131 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    125 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature +
    118 saves

    EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature

    Worcester

  • World's End +
    115 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    105 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Bartholomew's Cobble +
    86 saves

    Bartholomew's Cobble

    Sheffield

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    68 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Animal Adventures +
    63 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden +
    59 saves

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    58 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    48 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

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