EcoTarium Spring Appeal

Through your donation, you are supporting our summer education and camp programs to ensure that every child has the opportunity to have a fun, engaging, and educational summer.

Breakfast with the Otters

June 2 & June 23 - You’re invited to an exclusive breakfast and keeper chat with Worcester’s favorite river otters, Slydell and Daisy!

Speaker Series: Astrophysics

June 8 - Join a local astronomy expert in the Alden Planetarium and dive into the latest discoveries in the grandest science of all!

Jazz on the Sundial

June 14 – Join us for smooth melodies, golden skies, and relaxed vibes. Featuring performances by the Worcester Youth Orchestra & Dan Gabel’s Stoptime Revue.

Be a Space Scientist!

June 16, June 19 - Discover the wonders of space! GSK Science in the Summer™ is a FREE informal science summer program for children grades 2-6!

Jazz on the Sundial

July 12 – Join us for smooth melodies, golden skies, and relaxed vibes. Featuring performances by the Carlos Odria Trio & Ron Smith & the G Notes.

The Explorer Express

All Aboard! Enjoy a ride on our replica 1863 C.P. Huntington steam locomotive for an open-air tour of our grounds!

Otter Encounters

Slydell and Daisy are inviting you to lunch! Get up close to our otters and feed them their favorite foods.


The all-new Alden Planetarium! Daily shows and learning experiences for visitors of all ages. 

Science Discovery

Want more hands-on science? Catch our free, daily, educator-led Science Discovery Programs!

Adopt an Animal

Our symbolic adoption program is an opportunity to support our beloved animals at the EcoTarium!

Welcome to the EcoTarium Explore exhibits from wherever you are with our virtual tour!

The EcoTarium museum of science and nature in Worcester, Massachusetts, offers an indoor-outdoor experience to visitors of all ages. Guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor interactive exhibits, live animal habitats, daily Science Discovery programs, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride (seasonal) around the 45+ acre campus.

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New Indoor Exhibits at the EcoTarium!

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.

The EcoTarium will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th!