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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  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    687 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    362 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    335 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    333 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The Butterfly Place +
    259 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Naumkeag +
    204 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    151 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    140 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Burial Hill +
    127 saves

    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University +
    87 saves

    Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Boston

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden +
    82 saves

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • The Old Manse +
    79 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    67 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Ravenswood Park +
    55 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Notchview Reservation +
    44 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    44 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway +
    43 saves

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property +
    42 saves

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    42 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

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