October 21, 2021

This Fall Discover New Indoor Exhibits with Community Curator and Project Vaccine WORCESTER, MA, October 20 – The EcoTarium announced today two new exhibits as they extend opening days to include Wednesdays and Thursdays; they are now open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This fall the EcoTarium will feature two new…

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September 14, 2021

A Night at the Museum moves to the Spring of 2022 WORCESTER, Mass., September 14 – The EcoTarium announced today that their annual gala, A Night at the Museum, will be moved to the spring of 2022. The recent increase of COVID-19 cases in the community has led to the decision to change the date…

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May 25, 2021

This July Discover New Indoor Exhibits with Tree Houses and Design Zone WORCESTER, MA, May 25 – Worcester’s leading science and nature museum EcoTarium announced today the reopening of the indoor exhibits starting on Friday, July 9, 2021. The reopening will include two new exhibits to inspire passion for nature and science, the Tree Houses and Design Zone exhibits…

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May 14, 2021

Museum to begin nationwide search for next President and CEO Worcester, Mass. (May 13, 2021) – During an unprecedented year which included over seven months in a hibernation period, EcoTarium has been hard at work to lay a path forward to advance its mission to inspire a passion for science and nature. After weeks of…

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EcoTarium to reopen outdoor exhibits, trails and grounds April 23

March 31, 2021

WORCESTER — Salton and Freyja, two of New England’s favorite mountain lions, are ready for guests. The EcoTarium, home to the big cats, is thrilled to announce the reopening of its outdoor animal exhibits, trails and Nature Explore playground on Friday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To kick off the reopening, The…

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WOMEN AND GENDER MINORITIES IN STEM – Leopard shark researcher to speak about work in a thrilling STEM field

March 17, 2021

WORCESTER — You might call Annabel Gong a STEM champion. The young scientist who studies sharks finds innovative ways to excite and interest people in science, tech, engineering and math, and to provide gender minorities working within STEM fields novel ways to connect. A master’s student at the University of San Diego, Gong studies leopard…

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Exciting, meaningful careers in STEM for women and gender minorities the focus of a new series presented by the EcoTarium

February 16, 2021

WORCESTER — The EcoTarium has found a new way to lead by example. On Monday, Feb. 22, the science and nature center introduces a series of conversations — Women and Gender Minorities in STEM — that demonstrate just how rich with opportunity STEM fields are. Each of the monthly programs offers both a presentation by…

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Committed EcoTarium advocate and business leader Sherri Pitcher elected new board chair as historic nature and science center evaluates future mission post-pandemic

January 15, 2021

WORCESTER — Founded nearly 200 years ago, the EcoTarium has seen plenty of change. The science and nature center began as a membership-based society to share specimens collected from around the world. Today it is one of New England’s premier destinations for families and a key support to STEM education in Central Massachusetts. Sherri Pitcher’s…

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EcoTarium President and CEO Lucy Hale named to international science/technology center board of directors

December 4, 2020

WORCESTER — The EcoTarium is proud to announce that its president and CEO, Lucy Hale, has been named to the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ board of directors. ASTC represents nearly 700 science and technology centers in 50 countries.  ASTC’s president, Christofer Nelson, says that Hale is one of six new board members from…

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Grant Support Keeps EcoTarium Active During Dormancy

September 3, 2020

Worcester, Mass. – September 2, 2020 The EcoTarium was a recent recipient of a “GSK Science in the Summer” grant in partnership with the Franklin Institute in Pennsylvania. As part of the “Be a Chemist!” program, the grant will fund the distribution of 400 STEM-based kits to local youth via the Worcester Together initiative, established…

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