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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  • Carriage House at Lynch Park

    Beverly

    The Carriage House is nestled between Woodbury Cove and the Atlantic Ocean within the beautiful Lynch Park. This historic landmark... more

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  • Cider Hill Farm

    Amesbury

    A truly meaningful and educational experience combines fun, family and fresh foods! Make a trip to Cider Hill Farm a... more

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  • Coonamessett Farm

    East Falmouth

    We are a local farm offering a pick-your-own family experience and animals to visit. Seasonal family memberships or day passes... more

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  • Dinosaur Footprints

    Holyoke

    A trail of fossilized footprints left behind by dinosaurs past. more

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  • Falmouth Museums on the Green

    Falmouth

    Julia Wood House (1790); The Conant House (18th-century); Hallett Barn; Three delightful gardens maintained by the Falmouth Garden Club a Colonial-style... more

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  • Featherstone Center for the Arts

    Oak Bluffs

    Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha' s Vineyard which provides excellent year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors... more

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  • Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    Edgartown

    Nature Center * Summer Camp * Nature Programs for all Ages * Beach Explorations * Volunteer Opportunities * Gift Shop * Trails open dawn to dusk* more

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  • Goss Farm

    Dunstable

    Goss Farm is a family owned farm that offers several activities that guarantees a family fun filled day in the... more

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  • Hartman's Herb Farm

    Barre

    Hartman's is a family owned and operated farm with 3 generations working together on the family farm today. We have been... more

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  • Laughing Brook Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

    Hampden

    Nature and walking trails on 354 acres. more

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  • Mann House and Gardens

    Scituate

    1800's farm house with period antiques and lovely gardens. more

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  • Maria Mitchell Association's Aquarium

    Nantucket

    View marine life of island salt marshes, harbors, and near-shore waters; marine life collecting trips. more

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  • Maritime Heritage Center

    Gloucester

    Nineteenth-century mill; boat building, marine resource center, museum shop and three piers. more

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  • Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Topsfield

    Ipswich River, one of Mass Audubon's largest sanctuaries, offers more than 12 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore... more

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  • McLaughlin State Fish Hatchery

    Belchertown

    One of the largest hatcheries in eastern US. more

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  • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

    Chatham

    Most of refuge is accessible by boat only; commercial service in season; more than 250 species of birds; surfcasting, lighthouse, visitor... more

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  • Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sharon

    Oldest sanctuary (1916) operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society with 25 miles of hiking trails on 2000 acres. more

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  • Moraine Farm CSA

    Beverly

    When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Moraine Farm, he didn't plot out an adventure-based ropes course. Or make room for school... more

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  • Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

    Wales

    Native wildflowers on 3,000 acres of flora and fauna; two museums, self-guided trails (summer only). more

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  • Petticoat Hill Reservation

    Williamsburg

    Explore a forest that boasts a rich variety of hardwood species, passing stone walls and cellar holes that reveal the... more

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