Art, Nature, and Play Series: Insect Day

 Thursday, July 25, 2019 1 to 4 p.m.

Join us for activities focused on nature-based play and exploration and creative hands on art projects in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit.

EcoTarium21: After-Hour Series for Adults 21+

August 23, 2019: Nightlife

Nighttime is the right time...for science! Toast the twilight, and get your glow on as you meet crepuscular critters and discover what comes out when the sun goes down.

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.

Highlights From Our Lunar Launch Anniversary Celebration!

Two successful model Saturn V rocket launches off the sundial plaza, and an incredibly special personalized tribute to the museum from astronaut Cady Coleman and boldlygo.org!

Edible Creations by Gerry is now open in the food pavilion offering a delicious menu every day!

JULY ONLY!

Now through the end of July: sign up, renew, or purchase a gift membership in-person and receive an EcoTarium tote bag to use at the beach this summer and all year round! Bags available for pick up at the museum!

Summer Discovery Camp is in session!

Every week is a different theme at the popular Summer Discovery Camp.

Have You Seen the Cats of Wild Cat Station?

Two sibling mountain lions in natural, New England habitat.

Bubbles is Back!

 Time to discover why suds are so wonderful!

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. 

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!

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.