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News Releases

Citizen Science Project to Collect Real-Time Extreme Heat Data This Summer in Worcester

August 5, 2019

Worcester, Mass. – August 5, 2019 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the EcoTarium museum of science and nature, and the City of Worcester will collaborate to…

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EcoTarium Museum Of Science and Nature Secures Reputable Caterer for Onsite Year Round Food Service

July 16, 2019

Worcester, Mass. – July 16, 2019 The EcoTarium museum of science and nature is pleased to announce Edible Creations by Gerry as the onsite food…

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Key Positions Filled as Part of Successful Recent Restructuring at the EcoTarium Museum

May 29, 2019

Worcester, Mass. – May 28, 2019 The EcoTarium museum of science and nature welcomes Cristoff Shay for the newly created position of Vice President of…

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The EcoTarium Unveils Wild Cat Station Outdoor Habitat Featuring Two Orphaned Mountain Lions

May 10, 2019

Worcester, Mass. – May 10, 2019 The EcoTarium museum of science and nature held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to unveil one of their boldest exhibits yet…

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The EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature announces opening of one of largest mountain lion exhibits in New England

April 10, 2019

Worcester, Mass. – April 10, 2019 The EcoTarium museum of science and nature enthusiastically announces that two mountain lions and several native bird species are…

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A New Triceratops for the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature

September 12, 2018

Worcester, Mass. – September 12, 2018 – “Uncle Beazley,” an 11-foot-long fiberglass model of a Triceratops dinosaur, weighing approximately 200 pounds, joins longtime model resident…

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New Museum President Brings Track Record of Vision and Success

July 23, 2018

Worcester, Mass. – July 23, 2018 The EcoTarium museum of science and nature enthusiastically announces the selection of Lucy Hale as its new President. The…

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Bald Eagle Exhibit Grows to Two

May 21, 2018

Young, New Female Bald Eagle at the EcoTarium Needs a Name! Worcester, Mass. – May 21, 2018 – Joining Bob the new Bald Eagle at…

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The EcoTarium Welcomes New Resident Bald Eagle

May 17, 2018

Worcester, Mass. – May 8, 2018 – The EcoTarium museum of science and nature is thrilled to announce a brand new resident – Bob, a…

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A Look at the Science Behind Blood-Sucking Beasties

May 17, 2018

Attack of the Bloodsuckers at the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature Worcester, Mass. – May 15, 2018 – The newest exhibition to open on…

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Purgatory—and Beyond - Harvard Magazine, September/October 2019

Last Call with Lucy Hale, EcoTarium president - Worcester Magazine, August 29, 2019

Orphaned, Sibling Mountain Lions Find Home at EcoTarium - Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, August 2019

Hot, hotter, hottest: Citizen scientists help create heat map of Worcester - Telegram & Gazette, August 22, 2019

EcoTarium Secures Reputable Caterer For Onsite Year Round Food Service - Macaroni Kid - July 17, 2019

50th Anniversary Rocket Launch - MassLive - July 19, 2019

Lunar Launch Anniversary - Worcester News Tonight - July 16, 2019

Mayo Mountain Lions Meet Their Mascots – The Landmark, July 12, 2019

Worcester on the Moon & Beyond! – This Week in Worcester, July 8, 2019

Worcester by Bike, Episode 4: ‘Gear Up’ at EcoTarium – Telegram & Gazette, May 15, 2019

Stars of New Exhibit – MassLive, May 10, 2019

Cause For Celebration – Worcester Magazine, May 10, 2019

Wild Cat Station Debut - Worcester News Tonight - May 8, 2019

Earth Day Celebration at the EcoTarium – Telegram & Gazette, April 19, 2019

Worcester Launches Year of Festivities for Goddard – WBUR, March 16, 2019

Goddard Day Special Launch – Telegram & Gazette, March 16, 2019

Fungal Tree of Life – GoLocal Worcester – September 3, 2018

High Moon – Sentinel & Enterprise, January 17, 2019

Goodbye to 2018 On Noon Years Eve – Telegram & Gazette, January 1, 2019

Connecting the Dots – WCCA, January 2, 2019

10 Towns in 10 Days- The EcoTarium, Western Mass News, November 7, 2018

Be My Guest – Upton Community TV, November 3, 2018

New EcoTarium President - Worcester News Tonight - November 1, 2018

Worcester News Tonight

The EcoTarium’s Shared Vision - Worcester Business Journal, October 29, 2018

Beacon Hill Chat with Senator Chandler – WCCA, October 2018

A Piece of Science History – Worcester Magazine, July 26, 2018