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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  • Boston Public Garden

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    335 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    312 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    279 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • Aquinnah Cliffs +
    154 saves

    Aquinnah Cliffs

    Aquinnah

  • Cape Kayaking +
    134 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

  • Skydive Barnstable +
    77 saves

    Skydive Barnstable

    Marstons Mills

  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    54 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • Monomoy Island Excursion +
    48 saves

    Monomoy Island Excursion

    Harwich Port

  • The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    47 saves

    The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    42 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • MOCEAN +
    34 saves

    MOCEAN

    Mashpee

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    17 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Daffodil Festival +
    10 saves

    Daffodil Festival

    Nantucket

  • Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    South Wellfleet

    Salt marsh boardwalk; natural history programs for families, children, and adults; 1000 acre wildlife sanctuary, nature center, 5 miles of trails. Guided... more

    + 31 saves
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Exhibit Center

    Woods Hole

    Discover the world of ocean science. Visitors learn about the Institution's marine research and exploration tools. Featured exhibits include of... more

    + 20 saves
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Brewster

    80-acre site, abutted by 400 acres of conservation land; nature trails, exhibits, films, guided walks, lectures, and family activities. Special programs... more

    + 16 saves
  • Cape Cod Canal

    Bourne

    17.5 miles long; widest sea level canal in the world; 13.5 miles of paved canal-side roads for bicycling, in-line skating, walking. 1,100 acres... more

    + 14 saves
  • National Marine Life Center

    Buzzards Bay

    Featured exhibits, hands-on activities, and educational programs about marine animals, wildlife rehabilitation, and ocean conservation. Open Memorial Day to Labor... more

    + 14 saves
  • NOAA Fisheries Science Aquarium

    Woods Hole

    Harborside research laboratory with aquarium features outdoor seals and sealife touch tanks. Home to research vessels, R/V Albatross IV... more

    + 13 saves
  • Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

    Chappaquiddick Island

    Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive salt marsh, beautiful salt pond, and unique colony of hardy... more

    + 12 saves

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