Half Price Admission for September!

Savor the outdoors during the most beautiful time of year! Half price admission throughout the month. 

Planetarium and train experiences require additional purchase.

EEE (Eastern equine encephalitis) activity spread by mosquitoes in our region.

While we have always been dedicated to a healthy ecosystem, we are cognizant of the concerns brought by the new cycle of EEE (Eastern equine encephalitis) activity spread by mosquitoes in our region.

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.

The Coolest Cats on Campus This Fall

Two sibling mountain lions in a natural, New England habitat.

Community Curators: Local is the New Global

These two objects will be featured in an upcoming exhibit thanks to YOUR VOTES!

Free admission at participating museums!

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. As a participating museum, we provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket on  Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people.

A Ride through Nature

Enjoy the ride!

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.

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

Bubbles Exhibit Open Through September!

 Clean up with the science of suds!

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!

Inspiring A Passion for Science and Nature

Interactive indoor exhibits, planetarium shows, live animal habitats, outdoor trails and meadows, train rides and more!

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.