Discover your Buzzards Bay at the Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center, a free environmental exploration center located in downtown New Bedford’s Historic District. The Bay Learning Center is your destination to learn more about our local waters and how you can protect and enjoy them.
The Bay Learning Center is home to a variety of unique, informative and interactive exhibits that help guide your discovery of Buzzards Bay, including:
- A 3-D, light-up map of Buzzards Bay and its watershed.
- Two fish tanks that show the difference between clean and polluted water.
- Interactive screens that display a real-time vessel tracking system and other Buzzards Bay sights and sounds.
- An outdoor artistic eelgrass meadow, with 12-foot-tall eelgrass sculptures lining a pedestrian plaza directly across from the New Bedford waterfront. (Free Wi-Fi available at plaza.)