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NEW-vember pop-up programs you don't want to miss!

Friday, 11/8: International STEM-STEAM Day

Sunday, 11/10: International Science Center and Science Museum Day

Friday, 11/15: America Recycles Day

Friday, 11/29: #Opt Outside

Holiday School Vacation

Daily Drop-In Programs & Camp

Let the EcoTarium plan the fun this year during school vacation weeks!

Important: Daylight Savings Schedule Change

Starting Sunday, 11/3/19 our hours adjust

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sundays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


What: Buy a membership at any level and receive 3 additional months of membership. In other words, 15 months of membership for the price of 12!

Type: New, renewal, rejoin and gift memberships

Where: Online, in person and over the phone

When: November 29, 12:01 a.m. –  December 2, 11:59 p.m.

November: Half-Price Admission for School Groups

School groups will receive half-price admission for the whole month of November 2019!

National Geographic Live speaker series in partnership with the Hanover Theatre in 2020

National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, features Nizar Ibrahim, Kara Cooney and Joel Sartore. Sharing behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.

Adopt an EcoTarium Animal

This symbolic adoption program is an opportunity to give direct financial support to an animal of your choosing to help maintain their health and welfare here at the EcoTarium. Your donation will go towards their food, enrichment, veterinary visits, treats, and so much more.

December 7 & 8 + 14 & 15

Indoor sock skating, winter crafts and the science of the winter sky

December 8 & 15 (Member Exclusive)

Members may RSVP for a live painting session by some of our resident species at 10:15 and 11:15. Limited spots available, reserve your spot below.

December 31, 2019

Family-friendly countdowns at noon and 2 p.m., create and toast resolutions, make 2019 time capsules, and the traditional blast of the bubble wrap “fireworks.” This annual fave at the museum is a joyous way for the entire family to kick off the new year together!

Highlights from Science Tricks and Animal Treats

View photos from our first rendition of our new SPOOK-tacular event!

2019-2020 Programs & Education Guide

Resource for All Educators & Group Leaders

While you're in planning mode, don't forget the EcoTarium is a fabulous resource! Download our 2019-2020 Programs & Education Guide.

Don't Miss GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes

The bicycle is an elegant example of basic science principles – forces and motion, energy, material science.

EEE (Eastern equine encephalitis) Activity in Our Region

While we have always been dedicated to a healthy ecosystem, we are cognizant of the concerns brought by the new cycle of EEE (Eastern equine encephalitis) activity spread by mosquitoes in our region.

The Coolest Cats on Campus This Fall

Two sibling mountain lions in a natural, New England habitat.

Community Curators: Local is the New Global

These two objects will be featured in an upcoming exhibit thanks to YOUR VOTES!

Ride Through Autumn

A scenic ride is the perfect complement to a stroll as the leaves change around us.

Edible Creations by Gerry offers a delicious menu every day!

Inspiring A Passion for Science and Nature

Interactive indoor exhibits, planetarium shows, live animal habitats, outdoor trails and meadows, train rides and more!

Ongoing Discounts and Special Offers

Are you a teacher or a student? EBT cards, WIC, military discounts and more.

Welcome to the EcoTarium

The EcoTarium museum of science and nature in Worcester, Massachusetts offers an indoor-outdoor experience to visitors of all ages. Guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor interactive exhibits, live animal habitats, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride around the 45+ acre campus (seasonal).

Alden Digital Planetarium

The Alden Digital Planetarium is the first digital planetarium in Massachusetts!

Featuring Digital Light Processing technology from Sky-Skan, Inc., the planetarium uses images from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope to create a three-dimensional solar system projected onto a 40-foot dome. With immersive surround sound technology from Bose, the planetarium offers a 360-degree, multi-sensory experience.

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