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

Will You Help With our Annual Appeal?

Please consider giving to the Lloyd Center’s 2022 Annual Appeal!

Due to the generous support of our donors, together we have made these experiences possible:

“I loved learning about these animals. It makes me want to learn more.” –Nine-year-old student

“Thank you for always making program days exciting and full of curiosity, discovery, and memorable experiences. My child always enjoys her time at the Lloyd Center. It has a special place in all our hearts.” –Summer Program parent

“Both of the Lloyd Center's presenters were informative, as well as patient.  They answered any and all questions, and there were questions! Thank you so much for putting this important program together.  Looking forward to next year!” –Community Program Coordinator

Your donation directly supports education and research opportunities that otherwise could not be afforded by local schools, families, and community organizations.

We appreciate your generosity!

Thanks to those who have already made an Annual Appeal donation!

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.

More Information

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.

[read our Dog Walking policy] Please note: read our Privacy Policy..