The centerpiece of the Discovery Center is a marine touch tank stocked with animals that live in Buzzards Bay. You’ll find hermit crabs, spider crabs, sea urchins, sea stars, small fish, snails, and bay scallops in the tank, and you can hold each of them in your hands!
As you discover all that Buzzards Bay has to offer, you can also learn about the challenges it faces. The biggest problem of all is nitrogen pollution. Find out how the Bay is changing and what you can do about it.
Wrap up your visit at our gift shop, where you can get your Coalition gear, become a member, or sign up for a fun outdoor Bay Adventure. Before you head out the door, we’ll give you some ideas on where to go next as you continue to explore Buzzards Bay.
The Buzzards Bay Discovery Center offers an exciting schedule of free programs every day in summer.
Bridge to Discovery
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a story time and craft of the week. Perfect for families with young children looking to discover Buzzards Bay.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Get to know a featured Buzzards Bay animal up close and personal with this free, interactive program. Great for all ages to learn something new about the creatures with which we share our Bay.
What’s in the Bay Today?
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Learn about the variety of species that live in Buzzards Bay and observe what’s in the Bay right now.
Touch Tank Feeding
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.
Help feed the animals in our marine touch tank! See what they eat and learn how they survive in Buzzards Bay.
There will be a new craft set up every week, available all day, and appropriate for all ages.
The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed.