Visit one of Massachusetts’ many nature centers, and you’ll learn about the fascinating world around you.

Bristol County Natural History Center, south of Boston, enjoy live exhibits, ponds, wetlands, beaches, meadows and forest displays. The EcoTarium in Worcester is an indoor/outdoor museum dedicated to exploring the natural world, with three floors of interactive exhibits, wildlife exhibits, nature trails, ponds and award-winning meadows, planetarium and train ride. The Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Western Massachusetts provides nature trails, field trips, an environmental and natural history library, games, educational activities and more.

For something out of the ordinary, Davis’ Farmland and MegaMaze in Central Massachusetts has lots of child-friendly farm animals, and, in late fall, a corn-stalk maze with three miles of pathways and bridges over eight acres.

Love clams? Sign up with Cape Cod Clamming Trips in Brewster, and dig for your own tasty bivalves.

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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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