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 +
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    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


  • Ravenswood Park +
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    Ravenswood Park


  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
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    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin


  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    13 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm


  • Tougas Family Farm +
    10 saves

    Tougas Family Farm


  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    8 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park


  • Red Apple Farm +
    8 saves

    Red Apple Farm


  • Brookfield Orchards +
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    Brookfield Orchards

    North Brookfield

  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards +
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    Honey Pot Hill Orchards


  • Flint Farm +
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    Flint Farm


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  • Wakefield Estate +
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    Wakefield Estate


  • Millers River Environmental Center +
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    Millers River Environmental Center


  • Minute Man National Historical Park


    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


    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


    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


    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
  • Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    South Wellfleet

    Salt marsh boardwalk; natural history programs for families, children, and adults; 1000 acre wildlife sanctuary, nature center, 5 miles of trails. Guided... more

    + 11 saves
  • HarmonyTrails Horseback Riding


    Trail rides for the whole family. Beautiful trails terrain and views. Family friendly, pony rides for the very young. We... more

    + 9 saves

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