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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  • Cider Hill Farm


    A truly meaningful and educational experience combines fun, family and fresh foods! Make a trip to Cider Hill Farm a... more

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  • CN Smith Farm

    East Bridgewater

    The farm was originally started as a potato farm in the 1920s by Carl Smith on 20 acres. Numerous changes over... more

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  • Crocker Neck Conservation Area Walk


    Join BLT and professor Gil Newton, on an interpretive walk through the diverse ecosystems of the 97-acre Town-owned Conservation Area... more

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  • Essex National Heritage Area


    Covering 500 square miles of northeastern Massachusetts, Essex Heritage is home to over 200 historical sites, renowned museums, wildlife refuges, working farms... more

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  • EZ Pedaler of Newburyport


    EZ Pedaler is a bike rental company delivering world class electric bicycles and pedal bicycles for your enjoyment. These are... more

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  • Fall River Heritage State Park

    Fall River


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  • Featherstone Center for the Arts

    Oak Bluffs

    Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha' s Vineyard which provides excellent year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors... more

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  • Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary


    Nature Center * Summer Camp * Nature Programs for all Ages * Beach Explorations * Volunteer Opportunities * Gift Shop * Trails open dawn to dusk* more

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  • Flintlock Farm

    Still River (in The Town Of Harvard, Ma)

    An authentic 225 year old colonial-era New England plantation that hosts events, meetings, weddings, and sells herbs, flowers, and perennials. more

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  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site


    Former home/office of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture; plans and photos of his firm's work. Closed... more

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  • Goss Farm


    Goss Farm is a family owned farm that offers several activities that guarantees a family fun filled day in the... more

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  • Great Cape Herb Farm


    Organic herb farm that features gardens and week walks to help you identify native medicinal plants. You may also bring... more

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  • Great Falls Discovery Center

    Turners Falls

    This interesting visitor center shows the major habitats of the CT River watershed and the animals that make it their... more

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  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

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  • Green Hill Park


    Barnyard zoo, golf course, playground, and picnic area. more

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  • HarmonyTrails Horseback Riding


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

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  • Historic Bourne Farm


    Bourne Farm is located on over 49 acres of fields, trails, and woodlands that overlook lovely Crocker Pond in West Falmouth. more

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  • Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary


    Two thousand, two hundred and sixty-acres of meadow, swamp, forest and ponds; observation tower; ten miles of walking trails; canoeing. more

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  • 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

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  • John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor


    Industrial Revolution Heritage Trail; canal boat rides; and hiking. more

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