To ensure that everyone can enjoy our coastal resources, the Lloyd Center charges no entrance fee to the building or grounds. We invite you to hike our trails, visit our exhibits, become a member, volunteer, and participate in our many education, research and outreach programs.

the Art Drive

Membership Drivethe ART DRIVE – On August 8 and 9

the ART Drive returns to the South Coast, where 32 Dartmouth and Westport artists have teamed up for their 8th Open Studio weekend.

Some of the area’s premier painters, ceramic artists, photographers, jewelers, weavers and others participate in this annual event. The ART Drive uniquely emphasizes a consistently high level of professionalism and quality in unusual and dramatic studio settings.

Each year, the participating artists apply their creativity and style to create large, colorful depictions of popular species of fish.This year, the artists have chosen the Bonito. Their four-foot long “Bodacious Bonitos” will be… read more

About The Lloyd Center


The Lloyd Center serves individuals, agencies, and organizations in southeastern New England – Rhode Island to Boston to Cape Cod. It is the only area organization focused on educating the public about coastal and watershed issues, and conducting research on coastal ecosystems and endangered species.

The Center cooperates on a broader level in coastal, environmental, and educational programming throughout New England, nationally and internationally.

Our school-based activities further expand our reach to urban audiences. A scholarship program also provides space for ten urban New Bedford students in our Summer Program.  Learn more about Our History

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Lloyd Center Canoe Trips
Take your dog for a wonderful walk around the Lloyd Center!

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This organization is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.