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South of Boston/Plymouth are home to nature and science centers

Orion Outlined - Blake Planetarium - Plymouth, MA
W. Russell Blake Planetarium

117 Long Pond Road Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-830-4470

Sit back and explore the night sky at this Plymouth planetarium

Star-gazers at the beginner and advanced level will love the out-of-this-world experience at the 4K full-dome W. Russell Blake Planetarium. Programs about the seasonal skies range from “Astronomy 101,” where visitors find the most prominent stars and constellations, to a children’s show featuring Big Bird and Elmo. The planetarium’s high-tech systems offer surround-system and full-screen images that blanket the circular room’s entire ceiling. Sitting back in your angled chair, you’ll enjoy fantastic voyages that focus on the current night sky and show you how to use a star map that you can take home. Or, attend a “Habitat Earth” program where you’ll see stunning visualizations about life beneath the ocean and forest floors.
South Shore Natural Science Center

Jacobs Lane Norwell, MA Phone: 617-659-2559

Nature trails are the focal point of this site, which includes a trail for the visually impaired. Exhibits and programs are scheduled here daily.
Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies

430 Potomska Road South Dartmouth, MA Phone: 508-990-0505

Visitors can enjoy walking trails and exhibits at this nature preserve, set on 55 acres.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge - Audubon Society of Rhode Island

301 Brown Avenue Seekonk, MA, 02771 Phone: 508-761-8230

Caratunk Refuge, operated by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, provides a protected habitat for native plants and animals as well as many educational programs. Camp is held here in the summer for children and public programs concerning the environment are held year-round for concerned citizens of all ages.