Educator Resource Center

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Educator Support Services

The Educator Resource Center (ERC) in the Lyman Library supports the Museum's goal of improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy in grades K – 12.

The center provides a range of services for teachers to foster their personal growth and support their classroom teaching. We encourage educators to schedule time here for resource review and individual or small-group professional development.

What We Offer

A Professional Workspace

The ERC features wireless access, LCD projection, and photocopying facilities — an ideal setting for doing professional work.

View Professional Development opportunities

More Than Science and Engineering

Our extensive collection of children's trade books has inspired Museum educators to explore ways to integrate elementary English language-arts with science and technology learning. In addition, our Math in the Museum project is currently developing support for mathematically focused field trips. We welcome teachers of all subjects, including school librarians, to contribute to these discussions.

Curriculum and Research Materials

Our 18,000-volume collection covers a broad range of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics topics. Here you'll find:

  • Topic-specific trade books and storybooks appropriate for students in grades K – 12
  • Standards-based curriculum
  • Resources for professional practice and growth
  • Videos and DVDs of popular science series

The collection is updated regularly, so come back often to see what's new!

Library borrowing privileges are available exclusively to members of our Teacher Partner Program.


The books, DVDs, and videos in our catalog are exclusively available to circulate among members of our Teacher Partner Program.

Browse the Educator Resource Center catalog

Using Our Services

Please note that the library is closed to the public. Educator Resources Center services are available during our drop-in hours or by appointment, and most services and programs are complimentary, parking included.


Green Wing, Level 3

Drop-in Hours*

  • Tuesday – Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm (October 1 – Memorial Day only)

* Excludes holidays, Labor Day week, and December school vacation week — View Museum hours for specific holiday closures.


We are also available to educators by appointment Monday – Saturday. Call us at 617-589-0174 or email