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

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Ramblewild +
    23 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Ravenswood Park +
    23 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    20 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

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

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    Easton

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden +
    18 saves

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    15 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • Tougas Family Farm +
    14 saves

    Tougas Family Farm

    Northborough

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    10 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Brookfield Orchards +
    10 saves

    Brookfield Orchards

    North Brookfield

  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards +
    10 saves

    Honey Pot Hill Orchards

    Stowe

  • Red Apple Farm +
    9 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Flint Farm +
    7 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

  • Wakefield Estate +
    4 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    3 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    2 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Hitchcock Center for the Environment +
    0 saves

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Amherst

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
    0 saves

    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

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