Noon Year's Eve
Have a blast ringing in the new year at the EcoTarium! Join us on 12/31 for an exciting kid-friendly countdown, ball drop and so much more!
December Vacation Week
Fire and Ice December 29-31. Want to feel the burn? Need to chill? How about both?! Join us to explore the opposing worlds of fire and ice!
Join us during the week!
The EcoTarium is excited to be open for two additional days! Now open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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.
A Virtual Visit to the Savannah. Depictions of African environments such as grasslands, woodlands, riverbanks, bushlands and valleys -- and the exotic animals which inhabit them.
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.