The EcoTarium is very excited to welcome back our members and guests to our wonderful outdoor experiences. As part of our health and safety precautions, we have closely followed the science of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping in close contact with local, statewide, and federal health officials. We will continue to assess the situation as we plan for the reopening of our indoor, science museum experiences and we are hopeful that we will be able to welcome people back inside this summer. We feel very strongly that it is important for all of our staff, as well as all members of the public, to have the ability to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before we open our indoors. When we do reopen the indoor experiences, we will have all of our exhibits available as well as two, special to-be-announced short term exhibit experiences. We can't wait to tell you more about it all soon!

The EcoTarium's museum building features three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits that explore the natural and physical sciences and our New England environment. Each year, the museum welcomes dynamic traveling exhibits, as well as houses permanent installations that make creative use of the museum's natural history collection and living wildlife. Our exhibits make learning fun and are designed to engage a family audience.

Featured Exhibits

City Science: The Science You Live

Discover the hidden science stories all around us at the EcoTarium’s hands-on interactive exhibit, CityScience. This immersive exploration of the modern city allows visitors to investigate the science we encounter every day but rarely stop to consider.

The Arctic Next Door: Mount Washington

The Arctic Next Door takes visitors on a virtual journey to explore the weather and geology of Mount Washington.

Secrets of the Forest

Uncover What's Living. Unlike the forests in your neighborhood, this one has plenty of comfortable places to sit... and a small stage.

Natural History Collection

Specimens From the Natural World. Although a large portion of the collection can be seen on display, the EcoTarium also has many materials in storage.

African Communities

A Virtual Visit to the Savannah. Depictions of African environments such as grasslands, woodlands, riverbanks, bushlands and valleys -- and the exotic animals which inhabit them.

Preschool Discovery Area

Enrich the Minds of Young Visitors. The EcoTarium has a dedicated space for preschool-aged children to play, create and investigate science and nature.

Water Planet

Explore How One of Our Most Vital Resources Shapes Our Planet