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Enroll in Vacation Week Camp!

Looking for more time to explore? We offer camps where kids (grades 2-6) are immersed in hands-on science and nature activities alongside friends old and new. Each day explores a new camp-wide theme, so you can sign up for a day, or come all week!

Wild Walks

Walk with us on a guided stroll and deepen your connection to the natural habitat.

After-Hours Series for Adults 21+

Life feeling too predictable? Time to shake things up! This Leap Day eve, we’re embracing scientific oddities, misfits and exceptions.

Summer Discovery Camp Registration is Open!

With each week exploring a different camp-wide theme, campers spend their time indoors and outdoors immersed in hands-on science and nature activities alongside friends old and new!

February School Vacation: Free Daily Programs – February 17 - 21, 2020

Theme: Engineering Week!

Never seen items on display that tell unique stories about climate change.

What can we learn from our natural history collections?

Inspiring National Geographic Speakers On Stage

Secure tickets now for National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series in partnership with The Hanover Theatre. First on stage is Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim brings Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous on Monday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Changes for the New Year

Four new exhibits, new events, and winter hours in effect!

Winter Hours   Upcoming Events

Thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, planning is underway for a stormwater runoff mitigation plan on the Lower Pond.

January: Half-Price Admission for School Groups

School groups will receive half-price admission for the month of January. Reach out to us today to book reservations.

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.

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.

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 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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