Indoor Explorations

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

Indoor Animals & Living Collections

See Who's Living at the EcoTarium! Encounter a wide variety of animals, from owls to turtles to bald eagles.

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes

The bicycle is an elegant example of basic science principles - forces and motion, energy, material science. Organized by Carnegie Science Center, we are proud to present GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes, a temporary exhibit that will run through 2019.

Freshwater

Explore the many freshwater habitats of the New England region-- from woodland streams to bogs and marshes, ponds and swamps.

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.

Water Planet

Explore How One of Our Most Vital Resources Shapes Our Planet

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.

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.

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.

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.