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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  • Adams National Historical Park +
    118 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    13 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Animal Adventures +
    48 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Art in the Orchard +
    1 saves

    Art in the Orchard

    Easthampton

  • Bartholomew's Cobble +
    67 saves

    Bartholomew's Cobble

    Sheffield

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden +
    41 saves

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    259 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Brookfield Orchards +
    12 saves

    Brookfield Orchards

    North Brookfield

  • The Butterfly Place +
    156 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    40 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    135 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    74 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

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

    EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature

    Worcester

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    42 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Flint Farm +
    10 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    144 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    6 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Hitchcock Center for the Environment +
    0 saves

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Amherst

  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards +
    15 saves

    Honey Pot Hill Orchards

    Stowe

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

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

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