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 +
    44 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum +
    8 saves

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    131 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

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

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    31 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
    0 saves

    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • Minute Man National Historical Park +
    41 saves

    Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    31 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

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

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    Easton

  • New England Base Camp +
    9 saves

    New England Base Camp

    Milton

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    68 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Notchview Reservation +
    42 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    7 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary +
    2 saves

    Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

    Attleboro

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    583 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Ramblewild +
    139 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Ravenswood Park +
    46 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Red Apple Farm +
    11 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Royalston Falls +
    227 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Stone Zoo +
    143 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

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