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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  • Plimoth Plantation

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Royalston Falls

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • The Butterfly Place

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Adams National Historical Park

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Ramblewild

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Stone Zoo

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature

    EcoTarium - A Museum of Science & Nature

    Worcester

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • World's End

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Bartholomew's Cobble

    Bartholomew's Cobble

    Sheffield

  • Museum of Science

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Animal Adventures

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

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