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.

Traveling Exhibits

Project Vaccine: Our Best Defense

The Museum of Science introduces Project Vaccine: Our Best Defense, a new exhibition focused on the science, history, and people behind vaccine development, helping visitors to make informed decisions about vaccination.

Community Curators: Local is the New Global

New Community Curators Exhibit opening October 20, 2021 through March 6, 2022.

Design Zone

Design Zone highlights the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process in art, music, and engineering.

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.

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.

Alden Digital Planetarium (Coming Soon)

Our Alden Digital Planetarium became the first digital planetarium in Massachusetts.

Water Planet

Explore How One of Our Most Vital Resources Shapes Our Planet