Outdoor Grounds Now Open

Indoor Reopening: July 9, 2021

Our outdoor grounds, outdoor exhibits, nature trails, and Nature Explore playground are now open!

Art, Nature, and Play Series: Mud Day!

June 26, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Free with Museum Admission

Showcasing dynamic, passionate speakers involved in various branches of STEM.

Learn from a wide range of contributors – from experts at the top of their field, to hobbyists reaching communities via social media.

Summer Discovery Camp registration is now open!

Join us for extraordinary explorations and awesome adventures!

Join us for A Night at the Museum!

October 2, 2021 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m

Celebrate with friends while you help the museum raise funds to ensure the EcoTarium remains accessible to all. Join us as we inspire the next generation with a passion for science and nature!

Become an EcoExplorer!

Bring home the EcoTarium experience with our monthly EcoExplorer newsletter. Enjoy fun facts, behind-the-scenes insights, at-home science and nature activities, and much more!

Incredibly Creative Science Activities For Free

From scavenger hunts, activity sheets, art projects, quizzes, word search and more.

Who Invited That Guy to the Meeting?!

We've got some animals that will make your next live-streamed meeting WILD!

Don't Forget to Invite One of Our Residents to Your Birthday!

You don't have to serve an extra piece of cake, but several of our small mammals and birds would love to attend the party accompanied by a wildlife keeper to share facts and a training session.

Virtual Education Programs

Fascinating Ways to Learn Out of the Classroom

Membership Extensions

All active memberships will be extended due to the closure.

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.

Take a Virtual Tour

Try our new Virtual Tour of the museum and explore exhibits from wherever you are!

Welcome to the EcoTarium Explore exhibits from wherever you are with our new Virtual Tour!

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.