Top 5 Zoos, Aquariums or Nature Centers Around Boston in 2014

Does your child love animals and learning about nature? Our readers selected the best zoos, aquariums and nature centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, awarding them each a 2014 Family Favorite Award. 


The Top 5:

Drumlin Farm – Lincoln 

Joppa Flats Education Center – Newburyport

New England Aquarium – Boston

Roger Williams Zoo – Providence, RI

Zoo New England – Boston & Stoneham


The Winner:

Zoo New England

Two locations offer twice the animal fun for families! See gorillas in a tropical forest and meet the Masai giraffes at Franklin Park Zoo. Or check out the beauty of a snow leopard and the ferocious teeth of the alligators at Stone Zoo. Each zoo offers children ample opportunities to get up close with fascinating creatures in their natural habitats. 

Has your family visited one of these zoos, aquariums or nature centers at one of these Massachusetts or Rhode Island locations? We'd love to hear from you! Share your thoughts in our comments section.  


And don’t forget to read the entire digital version of Best of the Best, which features even more places to go, shop, dine, stay and play around Boston and in Massachusetts. Join us as we celebrate all of our Family Favorite Award winners by following this link here

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15 Jul 2014

By Boston Parents Paper