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Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center

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Address: 114 Front St, New Bedford, MA 02740-7264
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+1 508-999-6363
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Discover your Buzzards Bay at the Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center, a...

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. Explore our 3-D Buzzards Bay map, fish tanks, and more. Open weekdays 9-5.

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Thoroughly enjoyed our visit!! Very interesting 3-D map of Buzzards Bay, lots of information, and knowledgeable/friendly staff!!

Reviewed 31 December 2016
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit!! Very interesting 3-D map of Buzzards Bay, lots of information, and knowledgeable/friendly staff!!

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Named after a world-class kayaker, subject of a Nova Special "Haunted Cry of a Long Gone Bird," when he followed the route of the Great Auk, now extinct, from Funk Island N of Newfoundland to Buzzards Bay. Took the Auks a few weeks, Mr Wheeler, a few months, though often Newfoundlanders offered him meals, sometimes "assorted sea meat," sea gulls,... More 

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

The Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center is an introduction to the advocative and visionary work of the Buzzards Bay Coalition. The exhibit is housed within the principal BBC administrative office building. The restored and green historic brick and granite building on Front Street gives an optimistic thumbs up to a revitalized New Bedford waterfront. This will be a starting... More 

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