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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  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    Nature and walking trails on 354 acres. more

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  • Maria Mitchell Association's Aquarium


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

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  • Maritime Heritage Center


    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


    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


    One of the largest hatcheries in eastern US. more

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  • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge


    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


    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


    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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  • New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm


    75-acre nursery set in the stunning Pioneer Valley. Retail nursery offers native plants, including hard to find woody species in... more

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  • Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary


    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


    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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  • Pittsfield Garden Tour


    A tour of the hidden gardens in Pittsfield MA held annually in July. more

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  • The Polly Hill Arboretum

    West Tisbury

    Horticultural and botanical landmark dedicated to cultivation and study of plants; wildflower-filled meadows, endangered plant species, year-round exhibits. more

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  • Powisset Farm


    A restored farming operation, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, on a landscape with a history of pastures and planted... more

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  • Soule Homestead Education Center


    Founded to provide environmental educational programs, to promote organic agriculture, traditional crafts and cultural events. The Homestead hosts a Harvest... more

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  • Spohr Gardens


    Take a leisurely walk in this beautiful 6 acre garden located on Oyster Pond in Falmouth on Cape Cod. This magnificent... more

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