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

The Lloyd Center is currently closed.

Please note: Due to a scheduled event on Sunday, September 26, the Lloyd Center parking areas will be unavailable, unless you have previously registered for the event. There will be walk-in trail access only.

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

Lloyd Center Membership

The Lloyd Center for the Environment is a local treasure with an exceptional estuary location and over five miles of unique hiking trails. Your membership support allows us to offer access to our grounds and future exhibits, at no charge to the public. We are asking you to renew your membership or give to the Lloyd Center at the highest level possible today.

As a new benefit, all members will get preferred entry to our Music in the Woods event. Visit the Center in the fall for a live, musical experience along the trails.

While the Lloyd Center animal exhibits are currently closed, your generous gift helps feed our fresh & saltwater fish and turtles - everything from algae wafers to crickets, shrimp, vegetables, and various worms. Summer program students benefit from these critters in their Bond Building classroom studies.

Your contribution also allows Lloyd Center educators to offer outdoor seasonal activity stations and our StoryWalk® on the Center’s trails. Right now schools are busily lining up our Feathery Focus, Erosion, and other virtual classes.

As spring and summer approaches, we hope we’ll see you visiting our rehabilitated butterfly garden by the main building. Stay tuned for Clambake XXXVI - Celebrating Science & Education! as we partner with local restaurants again. But for now, please join/renew your membership support for another year of protecting and preserving local nature!

Thank you,

Rachel L. Stronach
Executive Director

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.

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