We are open on Monday, Memorial Day May 27, 2019!

Visit us for a day of discovery and exploring!  

Summer Adventures for your Camper!

Educators lead investigations and experiments each week! EcoTarium Members Receive 10% off

We are a Blue Star Museum!

Through Labor Day, active duty military personnel (with ID) and up to 5 family members are admitted free to the EcoTarium through the Blue Star Museums program. 

Worcester on the Moon!

You can't get to the moon without Worcester! Join us in celebrating Robert Goddard and the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing this year!

Wild Cat Station Exhibit is Open!

Featuring two sibling mountain lions in natural, New England habitat! 

Bubbles Returns for the Season May 21, 2019

The sun is shining! Flowers have bloomed! Warmth is on the way! Time to discover why suds are so wonderful!

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes is Open!

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

Inspiring A Passion for Science and Nature

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

Take a Scenic Ride this Spring!

The Explorer Express Train is open for the season!

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.