The EcoTarium offers interactive, educator-led programs, aligned to current science standards. Programs are offered in-person at the EcoTarium, online, and traveling! See below for a full list of our programs for grades K-8 or click here

Looking for a high-school program? Please contact us so that we can best meet your needs.

To make a reservation, please call us at 508.929.2703 or email reservations@ecotarium.org

Please note reservations are processed Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm.

On-site Programs Coming to the EcoTarium for a field trip? Add an education program to enhance your visit! Join an EcoTarium educator and go beyond the exhibit halls with fun hands-on workshops.

  • Cost: $100 for up to 20 participants plus $5 per additional participant for 45-minute program (in addition to admission fee)
  • Capacity: 30 participants per session
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Virtual Education Programs Not able to travel to the museum or host an in-person program? Join an EcoTarium educator live on Zoom and engage in exciting science explorations!

  • Cost: $165 for 45-minute program
  • Capacity: 30 participants per session
  • System requirements: Virtual programs will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Link for the program session will be shared at least 72 hours before the program. In order to provide a high-quality interactive experience, two-way communication is necessary. Please be sure your technology allows participants to be seen and heard.
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Virtual Astronomy Programs Can’t charter a rocket? Bring the universe to you! With the help of our Digitarium® SkyBox system and an EcoTarium educator, you can explore outer space without even leaving our atmosphere—or your classroom.

  • Cost: $165 for 45-minute program
  • Capacity: 30 participants per session
  • System requirements: Virtual programs will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Link for the program session will be shared at least 72 hours before the program. In order to provide a high-quality interactive experience, two-way communication is necessary. Please be sure your technology allows participants to be seen and heard.
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Virtual Animal Encounters Make your next Zoom call WILD! Our talented Zookeepers will join you in a live online session where you will learn about and meet one of our resident animals.

  • Cost: $165 for 45-minute program
  • Capacity: 30 participants per session
  • System requirements: Virtual programs will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Link for the program session will be shared at least 72 hours before the program. In order to provide a high-quality interactive experience, two-way communication is necessary. Please be sure your technology allows participants to be seen and heard.
  • Note: Available Mondays and Tuesdays at 11am or 1pm
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Traveling Programs Have science—will travel! Bring the EcoTarium to your site with our engaging in-person traveling programs. Participants will explore the wonders of science up-close with one of our amazing educators.

  • $300 for 45-minute program (up to 30 students); $150 for each additional consecutive session of the same program at one location. If your group is larger than 30 students, please contact us.
  • Travel Fee: A $1 per mile travel fee will be charged based on your distance from the EcoTarium at 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA. There will be no charge for organizations located within 10 miles of the EcoTarium.
  • Inclusion of live animals for traveling programs is dependent upon distance from the EcoTarium and number of programs requested per day.
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Program Policies

Blackout dates may apply for certain programs. Education programs cannot be booked during Worcester Public School Holiday Vacation, Winter Vacation, and Spring Vacation weeks. Administrative charges may be assessed for special requests. All fees are non-refundable.

Please reserve your program date at least 3 weeks in advance. Reservations made less than three weeks from visit may be subject to restricted program options.

Reservation Information and Payment Policy: Tentative reservations will be held up to 3 weeks from time of request, at which point a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to hold the reservation. Balance must be paid in full two days in advance of visit date. All students, teachers and chaperones must be included in the group reservation and paid for by one contact person by check or credit card. Purchase orders are only accepted for on-site field trip programs paid in full. All Education Program charges are per person, including teachers. A final headcount is required 48 hours prior to your visit. Day-of refunds will not be processed if you arrive with fewer than booked.

The EcoTarium will work with groups to reschedule on-site visits or traveling programs if a delay or cancellation is caused by unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, or by events beyond the reasonable control of the group. This may include but is not limited to severe weather and public health policy.


To make a reservation, please call us at 508.929.2703 or email reservations@ecotarium.org.

Please note reservations are processed Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm