Friday, September 29 - Celebrate Oktoberfest at the EcoTarium. Bring your friends and enjoy a selection of craft beer and food for sale and live German music!

Science Tricks & Animal Treats

Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29 - Join us for the EcoTarium’s annual family-friendly Halloween event!

Community Curators Voting

Vote for the natural history collection piece that you would like to see in this year's exhibit - Community Curators: Local is the New Global!


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

Explorer Express

Hop aboard the Explorer Express to enjoy a scenic 12-minute ride around our museum grounds!

Otter Encounters

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

Speaker Series: Astrophysics

Every month, join a local astronomy expert in the Alden Planetarium and dive into the latest discoveries in the grandest science of all!

Science Discovery

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

Animal Discovery

Join us for one of our zookeeper-led Animal Discovery Programs. Get up close with our animal ambassadors!

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.