The White Memorial Conservation Center is located in the heart of the 4,000 White Memorial Foundation property in the northwestern Connecticut foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. The Conservation Center operates a natural history museum with exhibits focusing on the interpretation of local natural history, conservation, and ecology. Dormitory and classroom facilities extend the opportunities for visitors to interact with the natural world. The outdoor area includes the 4,000 wildlife sanctuary. Here the woodlands, streams, fields, ponds, and marshes harbor numerous and diverse plant and animal species. Along with environmental studies for school children, the Center provides year-round public programs that include field trips, lectures, and nature study programs, week long sessions of summer camp for children. Each year, the Center serves thousands of people of all ages.
The Conservation Center houses a state-of-the-art facility features hand-painted and photographic murals, dioramas, a Children's Corner, live animals, a working honeybee hive, unique exhibits such as The Art of Taxidermy, a digital macro-scope, life-sized beaver lodge, and a fluorescent cave.
White Memorial Conservation Center is the educational branch of the White Memorial Foundation. The Center's mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world. The goal is accomplished through year-round environmental education programs for children and adults utilizing the property and the Nature Museum as teaching arenas.