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. We could spend hours at the Museum of Science, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 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.

 

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  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • New England Aquarium +
    1,063 saves

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    303 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    291 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • Stone Zoo +
    200 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    170 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Southwick's Zoo +
    128 saves

    Southwick's Zoo

    Mendon

  • Museum of Science +
    108 saves

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Animal Adventures +
    86 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    67 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo +
    51 saves

    Buttonwood Park Zoo

    New Bedford

  • New England Aquarium Whale Watch +
    50 saves

    New England Aquarium Whale Watch

    Boston

  • Boston CityPASS® +
    30 saves

    Boston CityPASS®

    Boston

  • The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center +
    21 saves

    The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

    Springfield

  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History +
    16 saves

    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Brewster

  • Capron Park Zoo +
    16 saves

    Capron Park Zoo

    Attleboro

  • National Marine Life Center +
    14 saves

    National Marine Life Center

    Buzzards Bay

  • NOAA Fisheries Science Aquarium +
    13 saves

    NOAA Fisheries Science Aquarium

    Woods Hole

  • Berkshire Museum +
    12 saves

    Berkshire Museum

    Pittsfield

  • Children's Museum at Holyoke +
    12 saves

    Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Holyoke

  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution +
    1 saves

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Woods Hole

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