Art, Nature, and Play Series

Join us for activities focused on nature-based play and exploration and creative hands on art projects in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit.

No Camp Plans? Hurry to Secure a Spot!

Every week is a different theme at the popular Summer Discovery Camp.

We are a Blue Star Museum

Through Labor Day, active duty military personnel (with ID) and up to 5 family members are admitted free to the EcoTarium through the Blue Star Museums program. 

Have You Seen the Cats of Wild Cat Station?

Two sibling mountain lions in natural, New England habitat.

Worcester on the Moon

You can't get to the moon without Worcester! It's the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing in July. What's planned?

Bubbles is Back!

 Time to discover why suds are so wonderful!

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.

Inspiring A Passion for Science and Nature

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

Take a Scenic Ride!

The Explorer Express Train is open for the season!

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.