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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  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    Easton

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Wakefield Estate

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Art in the Orchard

    Art in the Orchard

    Easthampton

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Breakheart Reservation

    Breakheart Reservation

    Saugus

  • Carter & Stevens Farm

    Carter & Stevens Farm

    Barre

  • Leominster Marketplace

    Leominster Marketplace

    Leominster

  • Rumney Marsh Reservation

    Rumney Marsh Reservation

    Saugus

  • Dedham Trails

    Dedham

    The Town of Dedham, for being located in an urban area, contains significant natural and recreational resources. Dedham is home... 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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