NEW-vember pop-up programs you don't want to miss!
Friday, 11/15: America Recycles Day
Friday, 11/29: #Opt Outside
Wellness Week for December Vacation
Daily Drop-In Programs & Camp
Learn what fuels your body and stimulates your brain!
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.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR SCIENCE & NATURE LOVERS
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 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.
Thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, planning is underway for a stormwater runoff mitigation plan on the Lower Pond.
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
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.
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.