Inspiring A Passion for Science and Nature
Interactive indoor exhibits, planetarium shows, live animal habitats, outdoor trails and meadows, train rides and more!
Engineering Week for February Vacation
Drop-in or drop off! Daily themes for programs or vacation week camp! February 18-22, 2019
Chemistry, Animals, Cocktails & No Kids!
EcoTarium21 launches Friday, February 15 with We've Got Chemistry: Cockroach-naming, experiments, mating ritual trivia+more!
Ongoing Discounts and Special Offers
Are you a teacher or a student? EBT cards, WIC, military discounts and more.
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.
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.