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Winter, spring, summer and fall -- each season offers special events, activities and experiences at the EcoTarium. From fun-filled school vacation weeks and weekend events to summer camp science explorations and traveling exhibits, there is always something new happening on our grounds and in our museum building.


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Preschool Wednesdays

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December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Preschool Story Time Join us for tales and tails, as we read an interactive storybook and meet one of our amazing ambassador animals. You’ll also participate in hands-on activities and maybe even meet new friends. It’s never too early to get hooked on science! Included with cost of admission. Please request a ticket at the Tickets and Information Desk when you arrive at the museum. Limited to 40 adult-child pairs. Every Wednesday, October through June…

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Science Discovery

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December 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery programs. You might engineer a tower, meet an animal, concoct a potion, find a hidden rainbow, crack a code, examine mysterious bones, or put your senses to the test! Included with the cost of admission. Get Tickets

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Science Discovery

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December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery programs. You might engineer a tower, meet an animal, concoct a potion, find a hidden rainbow, crack a code, examine mysterious bones, or put your senses to the test! Included with the cost of admission. Get Tickets

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Afternoon Astronomy

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December 7 @ 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Early sunset got you down? Look up! Join us on Sundial Plaza to look through a telescope at the Moon or another planet, or if conditions do not permit come into the Alden Planetarium for an interactive guided tour of the evening sky! Included with the cost of admission. Get Tickets

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Budding Scientists

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December 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Budding Scientists Curious little explorers conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium’s Budding Scientists program. You and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities. Budding Scientists is designed for children aged 3-5 and their caregiver. You bring the curiosity, we’ll provide the science fun. This is hands-on active and interactive science, so children may get messy! Included with cost of admission. Please request a ticket at…

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Science Discovery

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December 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery programs. You might engineer a tower, meet an animal, concoct a potion, find a hidden rainbow, crack a code, examine mysterious bones, or put your senses to the test! Included with the cost of admission. Get Tickets

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Animal Discovery

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December 8 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Discover our resident animals! Are you curious about what our otters eat, how fast our snakes slither, or what our birds do in the winter? Get up close with one of our many live critters, and learn how we care for them at our zookeeper-led Animal Discovery Programs. Included with the cost of admission. Get Tickets

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Science Discovery

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December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery programs. You might engineer a tower, meet an animal, concoct a potion, find a hidden rainbow, crack a code, examine mysterious bones, or put your senses to the test! Included with the cost of admission. Get Tickets

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Collections Connections

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December 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore our private collection! The EcoTarium has thousands of specimens – fossils, gems, birds, weird things in jars – behind the scenes in our scientific collection.  Come see something that isn’t on display every day! Included with the cost of admission. Get Tickets

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Science Discovery

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December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery programs. You might engineer a tower, meet an animal, concoct a potion, find a hidden rainbow, crack a code, examine mysterious bones, or put your senses to the test! Included with the cost of admission. Get Tickets

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Explorer Express Train

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

All Aboard the Explorer Express train! Hop on our open-air passenger train cars for a scenic 12-minute ride, a relaxing and beautiful way to see the museum grounds. Tickets are…

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Planetarium Show – One World, One Sky

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

  One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure Do some stargazing and blast off to the moon with your friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s…

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Science Discovery

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery programs. You might engineer a tower, meet an animal, concoct a potion, find a hidden rainbow, crack a code,…

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Explorer Express Train

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

All Aboard the Explorer Express train! Hop on our open-air passenger train cars for a scenic 12-minute ride, a relaxing and beautiful way to see the museum grounds. Tickets are…

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Planetarium Show – Passport to the Universe

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

Passport to the Universe Tom Hanks narrates a trip out through the solar system to the Orion Nebula and back to Earth through a black hole simulation. Audience: All Ages. Best…

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Animal Discovery

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

Discover our resident animals! Are you curious about what our otters eat, how fast our snakes slither, or what our birds do in the winter? Get up close with one…

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Explorer Express Train

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

All Aboard the Explorer Express train! Hop on our open-air passenger train cars for a scenic 12-minute ride, a relaxing and beautiful way to see the museum grounds. Tickets are…

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Science Discovery

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery programs. You might engineer a tower, meet an animal, concoct a potion, find a hidden rainbow, crack a code,…

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Planetarium Show – CAPCOM Go! The Apollo Story

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

CAPCOM Go! The Apollo Story Showcases the historical achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first man on the moon. Audience: Ages 7+ Length: Approx 26 min…

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Explorer Express Train

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

All Aboard the Explorer Express train! Hop on our open-air passenger train cars for a scenic 12-minute ride, a relaxing and beautiful way to see the museum grounds. Tickets are…

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Explorer Express Train

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

All Aboard the Explorer Express train! Hop on our open-air passenger train cars for a scenic 12-minute ride, a relaxing and beautiful way to see the museum grounds. Tickets are…

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Planetarium Show – Cosmic Adventure

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

Cosmic Adventure Take a roller coaster ride from the moon through the universe; explore our galaxy and Solar System. Narrated by Nancy Cartwright of The Simpsons. Audience: Ages 4+ Length: Approx 20…

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Science Discovery

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery programs. You might engineer a tower, meet an animal, concoct a potion, find a hidden rainbow, crack a code,…

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Explorer Express Train

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

All Aboard the Explorer Express train! Hop on our open-air passenger train cars for a scenic 12-minute ride, a relaxing and beautiful way to see the museum grounds. Tickets are…

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Planetarium Show – Habitat Earth

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

Habitat Earth Discover what it means to live in a biologically connected world above and below the surface of the water. Explore the tallest trees to the tiniest fungi. Audience: Ages…

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Explorer Express Train

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way, Worcester

All Aboard the Explorer Express train! Hop on our open-air passenger train cars for a scenic 12-minute ride, a relaxing and beautiful way to see the museum grounds. Tickets are…