The YMCA’s South Shore Natural Science Center is dedicated to providing natural science education and experiences that energize, excite and commit all generations to appreciate and preserve the environment and our natural resources.
FACILITIES & AMENITIES
Located on 30 acres with a pond, meadows, woodlands and trails, the Science Center is home to the EcoZone interactive museum, Children’s Garden, and Nature Center Preschool.
Come meet native animals, hike or snowshoe our trails, enjoy our exhibits and events today!
- Nature Center and Summer House on 30 acres
- Six Interpretive Nature Trails
- Access to 200 Acres of Conservation Land
- Outdoor Amphitheater and Picnic Area
- Coe’s Greenhouse
- Interactive Exhibits
- Nature’s Gift Shop
- Restrooms Located in the Nature Center
The Nature Center Preschool
Nature Center Preschool supports young children’s investigations and ignites their passion for learning. By highlighting the interconnectedness of humans with the natural world, we provide a foundation of stewardship, inquiry, and innovative thinking. We are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, providing traditional preschool program with hands-on learning for the naturally curious young child. As preschoolers ask questions, teachers encourage them to find the answers through discussion, making guesses, using their senses, and experimenting. This use of the scientific method opens up pathways to lifelong learning in all curriculum areas.