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.

 

  • Boston Public Garden

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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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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  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Falmouth

    Highfield Hall & Gardens is a dynamic and unique museum providing opportunities for education, entertainment and inspiration. The natural, historic,... more

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  • Lloyd Center for the Environment, Inc.

    Dartmouth

    The Lloyd Center for the Environment, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1978 and situated with its headquarters and spectacular nature... more

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  • Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Natick

    Broadmoor's nine miles of walking trails guide you through a variety of field, woodland, and wetland habitats. A quarter-mile, universally... more

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  • Mass Audubon's Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sharon

    Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care... more

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  • Mayhew Chapel and Indian Burial Ground

    West Tisbury

    Tiny chapel, burial ground, and wildflower sanctuary. more

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  • Nantucket Convservation Foundation

    Nantucket

    The mission of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is to assist in the preservation of Nantucket's character by permanently conserving, maintaining,... more

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  • Natick Community Organic Farm

    Natick

    A nonprofit, certified-organic farm providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education to people of all ages, year-round. Open... more

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  • Sandwich Fish Hatchery

    Sandwich

    MassWildlife currently manages four fish hatchery facilities, open to the public,located in Sandwich, Belchertown, Montague and Sunderland. Rainbow, brown,... more

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  • Science Library

    Nantucket

    Science and nature books, children's collection, and historic manuscripts. more

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  • South Shore Arts and Recreation Center/Starcreations Theater

    Plymouth

    Hands-on exhibits including whale watch boat, schoolhouse, market, golf, and fire truck. more

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  • Sugar Hollow Farm

    Phillipston

    Small farm in Central Mass dedicated to educating and empowering the community to live more natural lives and to be... more

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  • Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

    Princeton

    Wachusett Meadow is a former farmstead that offers spectacular scenery and supports abundant wildlife throughout woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Historic... more

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  • Wachusett Reservoir

    Clinton

    Walking trails, bird watching, and shore fishing. more

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  • Walden Woods Project

    Lincoln

    The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature, and legacy of Henry David Thoreau to foster an ethic of environmental... more

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  • Winnekenni Castle

    Haverhill

    Winnekenni Castle is located in the over 700-acre Winnekenni Park Conservation Area, overlooking Kenoza Lake, in Haverhill. more

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  • Worcester Cultural Coalition/WOO Card

    Worcester

    Worcester: Where will you WOO? Use the WOO Card to save at more than 60 Worcester area restaurants, museums, theaters, hotels... more

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