Protecting nature through research, education, and outreach

The mission of the Lloyd Center is to instill a life-long respect and affection for nature in people of all ages through research and education

Main building is currently closed.

While the Center's main building is closed to the public due to renovations, the Lloyd Center offices are open. Enjoy our walking trails, open free to the public from dawn to dusk.

Welcome to the Lloyd Center

Become a Lloyd Center Member or Renew Your Membership Today!

Your membership helps to support critical environmental education, research, and outreach programs. In addition, your contribution helps to maintain our 82-acre campus, five miles of hiking trails, and animal ambassador habitats (estuary organisms, reptiles, and amphibians). Although our exhibits are currently closed to the public, our animal ambassadors allow opportunities for students to learn about, and engage with, local species.

All members receive preferred entry to our Music in the Woods event, free of charge, as well as discounts on all Lloyd Center programs.

We are asking you to join or renew at the highest level possible.

Thank you, we appreciate your support!

Thanks to those who are already Lloyd Center members!

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.

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Take your dog for a wonderful walk around the Lloyd Center! We are funded in part by state agencies Massachusetts Cultural Council and Massachusetts Environmental Trust.

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