The EcoTarium is temporarily closed, but there's still a lot going on! Facing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum will close through the fall and winter of 2020. For now, join us virtually as we continue to inspire a passion for science across multiple platforms online!

Wild About Winter: January 23 & 24

Get wild about winter with us from home! Take a peek at what our animals are up to, and try out some cool (sub-zero) science experiments and scavenger hunts. Plus, don’t miss us LIVE on Facebook for special Wildlife and Educator-led programs each day!

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!

Happy 2nd Birthday Salton & Freyja!

Bring a cupcake and watch along as Salton and Freyja, the mountain lions of Wild Cat Station, unwrap presents and eat special birthday treats!

The EcoTarium is a featured organization in the Worcester Creative Giving Campaign!

Help us give the gift of creativity today, keep arts and culture alive for tomorrow.

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.

Virtual Education Programs

Fascinating Ways to Learn Out of the Classroom

Membership Extensions

All active memberships will be extended due to the closure.

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.

Take a Virtual Tour

Try our new Virtual Tour of the museum and explore exhibits from wherever you are!

Have you missed anything from us?

We've got you covered with our new ICYMI Gallery ("in case you missed it")! It's a collection of our top-trending video, imagery and other posts we've shared! Got friends who need to see this too (maybe those who don't have social media) - share away!

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).

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.