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.


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
Marmalade Productions
Samson Environmental Center- Darrow School
Silvo O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Great Falls Discovery Center
The Trustees of Reservations

Cape Cod/South Shore

Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center
Cape Cod Canal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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
OceanQuest, Inc
Plimoth Plantation
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
Zephyr Education Foundation


Alden Lab
Catch the Science Bug
Harvard Forest
Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
The Discovery Museums
Walden Woods Project


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


Fisher Museum at Harvard Forest
Higgins Armory Museum
MA DCR- Water Supply Protection
Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
Old Sturbridge Village
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Worcester Art Museum


Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center
Boston Children’s Museum
Arnold Arboretum
Boston Museum of Science
Boston Natural Areas Fund
Boston Nautical Heritage Group
Charles River Museum of Industry
Charles River Watershed Association
Commonwealth Museum
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
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
USS Constitution Museum
Weston Observatory
Zoo New England


American Textile History Museum
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
H.O.B.B.E.S. (Hands-on Boat-based Education & Science)
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
Schooner Adventure
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
University of New Hampshire
Whale Center of New England


Amelia Park Children’s Museum
Amherst Historical Society
Botanic Garden at Smith College
Children’s Museum of Holyoke
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Mount Holyoke College Botanical Gardens
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
Ocean Alliance
Quabbin Visitor Center, DCR
Springfield Science Museum
Wistariahurst Museum


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