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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  • The Swan Boats of Boston

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • The House of the Seven Gables

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The Butterfly Place

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Naumkeag

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Burial Hill

    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Boston

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • The Old Manse

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Ravenswood Park

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Notchview Reservation

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Wistariahurst Museum

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

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