EcoTarium | science. nature. explore. connect.


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 most Mondays. Open on all holiday and vacation-week Mondays.

The EcoTarium is New England's leading museum of science and nature, an indoor-outdoor experience dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and nature education in visitors of all ages. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor 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 45+ acre campus (seasonal). 

Founded in 1825, the EcoTarium has been a leader in informal science and nature education for nearly 200 years, and today welcomes more than 175,000 visitors per year.

Midnight Moon Eclipse Party

Sunday, January 20-Monday, January 21

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

It's a total lunar eclipse! Gather with us at the museum to watch as the earth travels between the sun and the moon. Awaken your curiosity with telescope viewing, planetarium demonstrations, and plenty of late-night learning facilitated by EcoTarium educators, community partners, and NASA Solar System Ambassadors. To kick off this year's 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, join us in the wee hours and see the supermoon turn red!

General admission pricing:

Ecotarium members: Free

Adults: $18.00

Children / Youth: $14.00, ages 2-18; children under 2 are admitted free.

All coupons, discounts, passes, and reciprocity are accepted but must be purchased in person either in advance or on the night of the event.

Buy Tickets

Groups of 10 or more and are interested in our group rate, please call our reservation office at 508-929-2703 to purchase tickets. Group rates will not be available the night of the event.

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A Night at the Museum

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Join us for our signature event for friends and supporters. This engaging evening among the stars will raise funds to continue to inspire museum guests with a passion for science and nature.

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Quarterly Evening Events for Adults

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Ages 21+

After-hour evening events for adults return to the EcoTarium! Kicking off in February.

February 15, 2019

EcoTarium21: We've Got Chemistry

Some say love is an art. We think it's a science!  From bizarre mating rituals, to volatile chemical reactions, join us for a night of games, drinks, facts and fun as we explore the principles of attraction--and repulsion. 


Exciting New School Vacation Week Camps - Registration Open

Let the EcoTarium plan the fun this year during February and April school vacations for children in grades 2-6. Each day explore a new camp-wide theme, sign up for a day or come all week! 

Winter School Vacation - February 18-22, 2019

Monday, February 18: Solve It with STEM

Tuesday, February 19: Our Place in Space

Wednesday, February 20: Eco-Engineers

Thursday, February 21: Science for Spies

Friday, February 22: Science for Wizards

April School Vacation - April 15-19, 2019

Monday, April 15: My City, My Science!

Tuesday, April 16: Animal Superheros

Wednesday, April 17: Naturalist Ninjas

Thursday, April 18: Earth and Space Explorers

Friday, April 19: How Does Your Garden Grow?