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!
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!
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.
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!
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).
The bicycle is an elegant example of basic science principles - forces and motion, energy, material science. Organized by Carnegie Science Center, we are proud to present GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes, a temporary exhibit that will run through 2019.
Two mountain lions and several native bird species are at the center of Wild Cat Station, a new spectacular outdoor exhibit. Grass, trees, and rocky alcoves allow the cats to utilize their natural abilities of climbing, scratching and jumping.
Our Alden Digital Planetarium became the first digital planetarium in Massachusetts.
A Virtual Visit to the Savannah. Depictions of African environments such as grasslands, woodlands, riverbanks, bushlands and valleys -- and the exotic animals which inhabit them.
Explore the many freshwater habitats of the New England region-- from woodland streams to bogs and marshes, ponds and swamps.
Uncover What's Living. Unlike the forests in your neighborhood, this one has plenty of comfortable places to sit... and a small stage.
Explore How One of Our Most Vital Resources Shapes Our Planet
The Arctic Next Door takes visitors on a virtual journey to explore the weather and geology of Mount Washington.
Our expansive outdoor exhibit features several play areas, each with its own theme. Each area offers unique and innovative outdoor experiences designed to engage children and their families through activities such as building, digging, nature art, climbing, music and movement.
Discover the hidden science stories all around us at the EcoTarium’s hands-on interactive exhibit, CityScience. This immersive exploration of the modern city allows visitors to investigate the science we encounter every day but rarely stop to consider.
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.