Outdoor Grounds Now Open
Indoor Reopening: July 9, 2021
Our outdoor grounds, outdoor exhibits, nature trails, and Nature Explore playground are now open!
Showcasing dynamic, passionate speakers involved in various branches of STEM.
Learn from a wide range of contributors – from experts at the top of their field, to hobbyists reaching communities via social media.
Summer Discovery Camp registration is now open!
Join us for extraordinary explorations and awesome adventures!
Join us for A Night at the Museum!
October 2, 2021 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m
Celebrate with friends while you help the museum raise funds to ensure the EcoTarium remains accessible to all. Join us as we inspire the next generation with a passion for science and nature!
Become an EcoExplorer!
Bring home the EcoTarium experience with our monthly EcoExplorer newsletter. Enjoy fun facts, behind-the-scenes insights, at-home science and nature activities, and much more!
Incredibly Creative Science Activities For Free
From scavenger hunts, activity sheets, art projects, quizzes, word search and more.
Who Invited That Guy to the Meeting?!
We've got some animals that will make your next live-streamed meeting WILD!
Don't Forget to Invite One of Our Residents to Your Birthday!
You don't have to serve an extra piece of cake, but several of our small mammals and birds would love to attend the party accompanied by a wildlife keeper to share facts and a training session.
Adopt an EcoTarium Animal
This symbolic adoption program is an opportunity to give direct financial support to an animal of your choosing to help maintain their health and welfare here at the EcoTarium. Your donation will go towards their food, enrichment, veterinary visits, treats, and so much more.
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.
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.