Don’t tell anyone, but Massachusetts is kind of a big nerd. We simply love science and nature. You could say it’s in our nature, with scenic roads like the lovely Mohawk Trail, 1500 miles of postcard pretty coastline, and some of America’s most brilliant fall foliage. The four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture have a new podcast, a virtual tour, online exhibitions, and closer looks at museum collections grouped by themes like “World in Color.”We could spend hours at the Museum of Science, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and wish we could live at the Franklin Park Zoo or maybe the Butterfly Place, surrounded by colorful creatures. And don’t even get us started on the New England Aquarium, fully renovated in 2013.

 

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  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • New England Aquarium

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Museum of Science

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • New England Aquarium Whale Watch

    New England Aquarium Whale Watch

    Boston

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove

    Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove

    Boston

  • Boston CityPASS®

    Boston CityPASS®

    Boston

  • The Trustees

    The Trustees

    Boston

  • Boston Public Garden

    Boston

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

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  • Boston Lobster Tours

    Boston

    Come join us for an unforgettable excursion on board an authentic lobster boat, while we talk about the great history... more

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  • Mapparium/The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

    Interactive exhibits and kiosks, include the world-famous Mapparium, a stunning three-story stained glass globe. Explore the life and achievements of... more

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  • 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

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