When the South Shore Natural Science Center launched in Norwell in 1962, its founders hoped it would become a reminder to suburbanites on Boston’s South Shore that they lived in surroundings full of very cool animal and plant life. Fifty years later, the center has met and surpassed that goal, with a 30-acre campus, a pre-school, and a collection of regional animal and plant life, from snakes to toads to turtles to the “slightly” out of place Madagascar hissing cockroaches.
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