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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  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    17 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    17 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Ravenswood Park +
    17 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    16 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    13 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

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

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    Easton

  • Tougas Family Farm +
    11 saves

    Tougas Family Farm

    Northborough

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    8 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards +
    8 saves

    Honey Pot Hill Orchards

    Stowe

  • Red Apple Farm +
    8 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Brookfield Orchards +
    7 saves

    Brookfield Orchards

    North Brookfield

  • Flint Farm +
    6 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

  • Ramblewild +
    6 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Wakefield Estate +
    4 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Hitchcock Center for the Environment +
    0 saves

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Amherst

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
    0 saves

    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

    More than 900 acres along original segments of April 19, 1775 Battle Road; North Bridge Visitor Center; Minute Man Visitor Center and 'Minuteman'... more

    + 17 saves
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    Brookline

    Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy spent his formative... more

    + 16 saves
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

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

    + 15 saves
  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    Cambridge

    General George Washington's Continental Army headquarters, 1775-1776; home of poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882; gathering place for prominent... more

    + 11 saves

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