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Science & Nature Exhibits Alden Digital Planetarium Animals Outdoor Exploration

Indoor-Outdoor Museum of Science and Nature | Worcester, MA

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

The EcoTarium is a family-friendly, indoor-outdoor museum located in Worcester, Massachusetts. We offer three floors of interactive exhibits, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride around the grounds (seasonal).

New Museum President Brings Track Record of Vision and Success

We are thrilled to announce the selection of Lucy Hale as the EcoTarium's new president. Hale, who begins August 20, joins the EcoTarium in the midst of a pivotal time comprised of record-breaking attendance and the final phase of the Third Century Plan campaign. Her experience as a nonprofit leader in the science, nature and wildlife fields makes her a wonderful fit for the institution.

Back for the Summer

Everyone loves bubbles, and our seasonal outdoor exhibit gives kids (and grownups) of all ages a chance to make loads and loads of sudsy bubbles in all shapes and sizes.  Experiment with how they are formed, the colors they produce, and their amazing properties.  And while you're having fun making all those bubbles, you'll learn about such things as surface tension, evaporation and light reflection.  

Attack of the Bloodsuckers

Open Now! 

Explore the science of what’s biting you in this skin-crawling exhibition! This kid-friendly exhibition examines the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites. Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem. And how to keep them out of your system!