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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  • Naumkeag +
    22 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    2 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Notchview Reservation +
    15 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    1 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Ravenswood Park +
    12 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Red Apple Farm +
    3 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Royalston Falls +
    12 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Stone Zoo +
    38 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • Tougas Family Farm +
    3 saves

    Tougas Family Farm

    Northborough

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    42 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • Wakefield Estate +
    2 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • World's End +
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    World's End

    Hingham

  • 3Museums.org

    Boylston

    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

    + 2 saves
  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Easthampton

    Seven hundred and twenty-five acres of woods, meadow, and marsh; five miles of trails; observation tower. Look for signs of... more

    + 0 saves
  • Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

    East Falmouth

    Self-guided nature walks and holly trail; barn swallow colony, May-Aug. more

    + 0 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

    + 10 saves
  • Boston African-American National Historic Site

    Boston

    15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. more

    + 4 saves
  • Boston Public Garden

    Boston

    Formal gardens and rare trees; setting for McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings" book and sculpture. Seasonal Swan Boat rides (fee). more

    + 6 saves
  • Bristol County Natural History Center

    Dighton

    Live exhibits; ponds, wetlands, beaches, meadows, and forest displays. more

    + 1 saves
  • Cape Cod Bird Club

    Brewster

    EDUCATION/RECREATION The Cape Cod Bird Club's mission is to promote knowledge and conservation of the bird life and natural... more

    + 0 saves

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