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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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    399 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    290 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    237 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Museum of Science +
    91 saves

    Museum of Science

    Boston

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    39 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • New England Base Camp +
    22 saves

    New England Base Camp

    Milton

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum +
    18 saves

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Wakefield Estate +
    14 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Woodville Maples +
    10 saves

    Woodville Maples

    Hopkinton

  • Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

    For more than 100 years, Stone Zoo has delighted generations of visitors. This 26-acre site is home to black bears, white-cheeked... more

    + 194 saves
  • Boston Public Garden

    Boston

    Formal gardens and rare trees; setting for McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings" book and sculpture. Seasonal Swan Boat... more

    + 37 saves
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    Brookline

    Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy spent his formative... more

    + 36 saves
  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    Cambridge

    General George Washington's Continental Army headquarters, 1775-1776; home of poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882; gathering place for prominent... more

    + 26 saves
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Cambridge

    National historic landmark founded in 1831 as the first garden cemetery. Graves of architect Charles Bulfinch, artist Winslow Homer, authors Henry... more

    + 8 saves
  • Boston African-American National Historic Site

    Boston

    15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. more

    + 6 saves
  • Noanet Woodlands

    Dover

    You will find more than 17 miles of shady trails and woods roads for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.... more

    + 6 saves
  • Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

    The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state's Blue Hills Reservation and is managed by Mass... more

    + 4 saves
  • Noon Hill

    Medfield

    Wooded trails wind through the varied terrain of Noon Hill, making it perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and... more

    + 4 saves
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

    Brookline

    Former home/office of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture; plans and photos of his firm's work. Closed... more

    + 3 saves
  • Mass Audubon's Habitat Education Center

    Belmont

    Hiking trails, nature center, formal gardens, art gallery and natural history programs for children and adults. more

    + 2 saves

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