Shark Week Movie Screening: Finding Nemo

July 16 – Dive into an unforgettable cinematic adventure at the EcoTarium! Experience the magic of the ocean with planetarium screenings of the beloved classic, "Finding Nemo."

Shark Week Movie Screening: Jaws

July 17 – Dive into an unforgettable cinematic adventure at the EcoTarium! Experience the magic of the ocean with planetarium screenings of beloved classic, "Jaws."

“In the Whale” Film & Q&A Session

July 21 – Join us to hear the account of a man who miraculously survived being swallowed by a whale. Filmmaker David Abel will be present for a Q&A session!

Rocket Day

July 27 – Countdown to blastoff as we launch a model rocket into the sky! We’re aiming high using physics, chemistry, imagination, and ingenuity!

Breakfast with the Otters

August 4 & August 17 - You’re invited to an exclusive breakfast and keeper chat with Worcester’s favorite river otters, Slydell and Daisy!

Dinosaur Day

August 17 – See and touch real fossils, discover how Earth changes over geologic time, and learn how to find modern-day dinosaurs in the world around you!

Feather Fest

September 7 – Feeling bird-brained? That’s a good thing! Spy some frequent flyers, practice your calls and warbles, and meet a favorite feathered friend.

The Explorer Express

All Aboard! Enjoy a ride on our replica 1863 C.P. Huntington steam locomotive for an open-air tour of our grounds!

Otter Encounters

Slydell and Daisy are inviting you to lunch! Get up close to our otters and feed them their favorite foods.


The all-new Alden Planetarium! Daily shows and learning experiences for visitors of all ages. 

Science Discovery

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery Programs!

Adopt an Animal

Our symbolic adoption program is an opportunity to support our beloved animals at the EcoTarium!

Welcome to the EcoTarium - Explore exhibits from wherever you are with our 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, daily Science Discovery programs, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride (seasonal) around the 45+ acre campus.

New Indoor Exhibits at the EcoTarium!

The EcoTarium's museum building features three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits that explore the natural and physical sciences and our New England environment. Each year, the museum welcomes dynamic traveling exhibits, as well as houses permanent installations that make creative use of the museum's natural history collection and living wildlife. Our exhibits make learning fun and are designed to engage a family audience.