Curator’s Workshop

The Curator’s Workshop is a hands-on space where visitors can recreate the experience of being a museum curator at the EcoTarium during its founding years in the 1820s. Sit in the antique high back chair at the roll-top desk and select specimens from our collection to add to your own miniature exhibit.

This “Yes, Please Touch!” space gives visitors a chance to handle real seashells, gems, fossils, and bones. If you want to know what a fossil fern feels like, or how heavy a horse’s skull is, this is a great place to find out. It’s OK if you don’t know what you’re looking at – a resident expert will be available to provide information!

This is a staffed exhibit area and may be closed during your visit. Inquire with the Information Desk about open hours.

Interested in volunteering in the Curator’s Workshop? Become an Education Program Volunteer! Check out our volunteer opportunities for more information.