EcoTarium Winter Appeal

Help provide a happy and healthy home for our wildlife. Please consider a donation to our winter appeal!

Speaker Series: Astrophysics - December 9

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

Free Admission Day - December 24

To celebrate the holiday season, the EcoTarium is opening its doors to the community on December 24th with FREE admission from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm!

Wild About Winter Vacation Week - December 26 to 30

Celebrate the wonders of winter at the EcoTarium during the Wild About Winter Vacation Week! Find fun and beauty in these short winter days!

Noon Year's Eve - December 31

Have a blast ringing in the new year at the EcoTarium! Join us at 12:00 noon for an exciting kid-friendly countdown!


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.

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.