Museums, Nature Centers, Zoos, Aquariums, Conservancies, and Botanical Gardens

These cultural institutions are great resources for teachers at all grade levels, providing additions to your curriculum.

Berkshires

Berkshire Museum
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Center for EcoTechnology
DCR- Central Berkshire District
Flying Cloud Institute
Hancock Shaker Village
Housatonic Valley Association
Samson Environmental Center- Darrow School
The Trustees of Reservations

Cape Cod/South Shore

Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Station
Heritage Plantation
Maria Mitchell Science Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
National Marine Life Center
South Shore Natural Science Center
Thornton W. Burgess Society
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Exhibit Center
Woods Hole Research Center
YMCA Camp Burgess Farm & Hayward

Central

Alden Lab
Catch the Science Bug
EcoTarium
Fisher Museum at Harvard Forest
Harvard Forest
Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
MA DCR- Water Supply Protection
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

MetroWest

Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning
Concord Museum
DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Neponset River Watershed Association
New England Wild Flower Society
New England Wildlife Center
The Discovery Museums
Walden Woods Project

Southeast

Battleship Cove
Bristol Community College
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Capron Park Zoo
Easton Children’s Museum
Lloyd Center for the Environment
Mass Audubon’s Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary
National Marine Life Center
North and South River Watershed Association, Inc
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Natural Resources Trust of Easton
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST)
Westport River Watershed Alliance
Watershed Access Lab at Bridgewater State College

Boston

Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center
Boston Children’s Museum
Arnold Arboretum
Boston Museum of Science
Boston Nautical Heritage Group
Charles River Museum of Industry
Charles River Watershed Association
Hale Reservation
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Hull Lifesaving Museum
Learning By Design
Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
MIT Museum
New England Aquarium
Northeastern University Marine Science Center
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
USS Constitution Museum
Weston Observatory
Zoo New England

Merrimack

Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center
Beaver Brook Association
Lowell Heritage State Park
Lowell National Historical Park
Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Nashua River Watershed Association River Resource Center
New England Quilt Museum
Northeast Region DCR
Tsongas Industrial History Center

North Shore

Cape Ann Museum
Essex County Greenbelt Association
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Ipswich River Watershed Association
Maritime Gloucester
Mass Audubon’s Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Peabody Essex Museum
Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology
Salem Sound Coastwatch
Schooner Adventure
Whale Center of New England

Springfield/Holyoke

Children’s Museum of Holyoke
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
Quabbin Visitor Center, DCR
Springfield Science Museum

General

Center for Education Partnerships
Eagle Eye Institute
Green Teacher
Horizons for Youth
KidWind Project
Learning By Design
MA Dept of Environmental Management
MA Water Resources Authority
Mass Audubon, All Locations
Mass DCR, All Locations
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
The Trustees of Reservations, All Locations