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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  • New England Aquarium

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • Franklin Park Zoo

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • Stone Zoo

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Southwick's Zoo

    Southwick's Zoo

    Mendon

  • Museum of Science

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Animal Adventures

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Maritime Gloucester

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo

    Buttonwood Park Zoo

    New Bedford

  • New England Aquarium Whale Watch

    New England Aquarium Whale Watch

    Boston

  • Boston CityPASS®

    Boston CityPASS®

    Boston

  • The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

    The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

    Springfield

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Brewster

  • Capron Park Zoo

    Capron Park Zoo

    Attleboro

  • National Marine Life Center

    National Marine Life Center

    Buzzards Bay

  • NOAA Fisheries Science Aquarium

    NOAA Fisheries Science Aquarium

    Woods Hole

  • Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum

    Pittsfield

  • Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Holyoke

  • Lupa Zoo

    Lupa Zoo

    Ludlow

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