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 indoor exhibits, Community Curator: Local is the New Global and Project Vaccine: Our Best Defense.

Community Curators: Local is the New Global features rarely seen items from the EcoTarium’s natural history collection connected to the impact of climate change. The exhibit features four unique guest community curators from Worcester and a community popular vote: The Acito family, Tracy, Elysia, and Sofia, Citizen Scientists, Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Sang Bobbitt Hanna, Marine Biologist, and Mike Halperson, Interim President and CEO of the EcoTarium. They chose an item from the collection that speaks to them in a meaningful way and tells a unique story about climate change.

Visitors of the EcoTarium will get a closer look into the science behind vaccines at the new exhibit, Project Vaccine: Our Best Defense. This innovative and interactive exhibition explores the long-standing evidence behind how vaccines work and celebrates the untold number of professionals involved in the vaccination process, from research and development to distribution, to administering vaccines. Presented in English and Spanish, this exhibit engages museum-goers with interactive activities and asks questions informed by science and influenced by visitors’ personal values.

Katie Chappell, Director of Education & Exhibits at the EcoTarium, stated, “We are thrilled to have a great lineup of new interactive exhibits this fall. We hope the public will join us to learn more about climate change and the impact vaccines have had on humanity. We have carefully selected and chosen these exhibits to help educate and inform the community on the most pressing topics today.”

About the EcoTarium

EcoTarium is New England’s leading museum of science and nature, an indoor-outdoor experience dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and nature in visitors of all ages. Founded in 1825, it has been a leader in informal science and nature education for nearly 200 years. Highlights of the 45-acre campus include a museum building with three floors of interactive exhibits, Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, nature trails, seasonal narrow-gauge railroad Explorer Express Train, and its expansive interactive outdoor exhibit, Nature Explore®. The EcoTarium, located at 222 Harrington Way in Worcester, MA. Parking is free, and tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. For more information, visit

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