Programs & Education

Learning and discovery are around every corner of the EcoTarium’s 45-acre grounds and three-floor museum.

Whether you are a teacher, scout leader, or other youth group field trip coordinator, we look forward to helping you select the right program for your group’s next visit.

Summer Camp

Campers become immersed in hands-on science and nature activities alongside friends old and new. A mix of traditional camp songs and games adds to the weekly experience.

Each week explores a different camp-wide theme, and campers spend their time indoors and outdoors.

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Early Learning Programs

Our Preschool Wednesdays offer toddlers and their families to go on a journey through story time, a live animal experience, and a maker space for crafts.

Budding Scientists is an immersive experience for kids ages 4-6 to learn basic scientific principles through hands-on activities and experiments.

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Vacation Week Programs

Let the EcoTarium plan the fun this year during school vacation weeks! Drop-in programs and table-top activities on the museum floor are included with general admission.

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Onsite & Traveling Education Programs

Whether you are a teacher, scout leader, or other youth group field trip coordinator, we look forward to helping you select the right program for your group’s next visit.

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Planetarium Programs and Presentations

Participants experience life on earth to the farthest reaches of space. Students are encouraged to bring their questions for a grade-appropriate discussion with a Museum Educator following each show.

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Night Journeys

Bring your family, students, scouts or youth group on a unique overnight adventure. Enjoy a night of…

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Scouts

The EcoTarium’s museum and grounds make a unique and exciting trip for Scouts of all ages. When planning your visit, be sure to check out our fun-filled educational sleepovers, specifically designed to help scouts work towards their badge requirements.

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Teacher Resources

The EcoTarium’s Education Programs are correlated with the Massachusetts Science and Technology Frameworks and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations. Additionally, the EcoTarium has incorporated the Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts, as well as Literacy in Science subjects where appropriate.

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