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 will be featured as the museum reopens its indoor activities with the recent announcement for covid-19 restrictions partially lifted.

The EcoTarium, in line with the state’s mask mandates, is relaxing the outdoor mask requirement for vaccinated individuals. All guests must remain masked at certain animal habitats where our resident wildlife are susceptible to COVID-19 (North American River Otters, Red Fox, and Mountain Lions). When the EcoTarium’s indoors are reopened, the museum will follow the CDC’s guidance for schools taking into consideration that the majority of our guests are under the age of 12 and are not able to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations yet.

The website will be updated with all information, guidelines, and tickets at Members will have the opportunity to join ahead of the opening for a special preview before the public, to become a member learn more at

The summer featured Tree Houses exhibit teaches explorers how to become an environmental steward by hanging out in trees and how trees help sustain life on Earth. This indoor experience teaches the importance of sustainable logging, animal tracking, building, and much more.

The museum is excited to bring Design Zone which is an interactive and creative exhibit. The exhibit highlights the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process in art, music, and engineering. Design areas allow users to create and produce music, video games, and extreme sports. 

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. Current hours of operations Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. For more information, visit