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Providence Bay Center

The Save The Bay Center is an award-winning building with a mission. It provides classrooms for our Explore The Bay educational programs, Save The Bay's administrative offices, and community meeting space. The building itself represents Save The Bay’s approach to brownfields redevelopment and environmentally-friendly shoreline development.

Providence Bay CenterThe Explore The Bay Education Center Capital Campaign was launched in March of 2000 and was met with outstanding support from the community and from the Congressional delegation, led by Sen. Jack Reed. In November 2002, ground was broken at Fields Point and construction began the following summer. The Save The Bay Center was dedicated on June 2, 2005.

The 15,042 sq. ft. building is located on a 6.07-acre site donated to Save The Bay by Johnson & Wales University. It features two classrooms, community meeting rooms, an art gallery, administrative offices, and an adjacent boathouse with a fixed pier and dock.

The Prince Charitable Trusts dock features a T-wharf capable of housing Save The Bay education and restoration vessels. The wharf and dock have become the hub for Upper Bay educational programming, providing a more convenient location for the many Providence-area schools that we serve. Using the dock, children can collect and study Upper Bay creatures or test water quality in a matter of minutes, direct from habitat to the Bay Center classroom.

Our building hours are: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Our grounds are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.