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Wildlife Conservation and Zoos in Massachusetts

Discover science and nature on display and get up close and personal with your favorite animals and sea creatures by visiting a wildlife conservation area or zoo in Massachusetts. From small petting farms to touring ecosystems, find your spirit animal in the Bay State. Located in Boston, the Franklin Park Zoo features 72 acres of wildlife in different habitats from around the globe, including the Kalahari Kingdom and the Giraffe Savannah. Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon showcases over 115 species, plus a deer park and Earth Discovery Center.  Spend the day at the New England Aquarium, home to more than 20,000 animals and 600 species.  Dive in and meet the harbor seals, exotic fishes, and sea lions, then catch a film at the Simons IMAX Theatre for a complete 3-D experience. Set sail for an aquatic adventure over in Plymouth at Captain John Whale Watching, or head to Lincoln and explore the fields and forest of Drumlin Farm, complete with pigs, sheep, goats, and cows at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary.

New England Aquarium

Hosting more than one million annual visitors, the New England Aquarium is a major attraction in Boston and Massachusetts. Home to more than 20,000 animals and 600 species, the 75,000-square-foot aquarium aquarium also features the seasonal Whale Watch program, and the Simons IMAX Theatre.

Established in 1962, the New England Aquarium is located on Boston's Central Wharf, found along Atlantic Avenue. Visitors of the aquarium can expect to see penguin feedings, Giant Ocean tank divers, and fur seal training sessions.

Captain John Whale Watching

As you plan your next Massachusetts vacation, head for Plymouth and explore the Cape Cod Bay. You'll have a wide range of historic and influential landmarks to check out – you can't visit Plymouth and then simply forget about Plymouth Rock or the Mayflower II, one of the top museums in the area. And standing at 81 feet tell, it'll be hard to miss the National Monument to the Forefathers.

All history aside, however, your trip into the Plymouth area – especially during the spring or summer – should be met with some time at sea. And ther's no better way to hit the waters of the Atlantic than with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours. Open most days, barring any severe weather conditions, Captain John Whale Watching Tours are an ideal way to enjoy an aquatic adventure – they even guarantee sightings.