Wild About Winter
Celebrate the wonders of winter at the EcoTarium on January 29 & 30. Find fun and beauty in these short winter days with the whole family!
The EcoTarium will now be open on school holiday Mondays!
Join us for the first one on this Monday, January 17, 2022 for a full day of fun!
Adopt an Animal
Our symbolic adoption program is an opportunity to support our beloved animals and help maintain their health and wellbeing at the EcoTarium!
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).
Our Alden Digital Planetarium became the first digital planetarium in Massachusetts.
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
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.
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.
Meet native animals you rarely see. Several have come out of hiding to live in the Animal Corner building on the museum’s Lower Courtyard. Drop by to see our personable porcupine and skunks.
Scenic trails, New England meadows and ecosystems. Keep your eyes open as you explore meadow, pond and forest environments.
See Who's Living at the EcoTarium! Encounter a wide variety of animals, from owls to turtles to bald eagles.
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.