A Guide for Programs & Education For your convenience, you may download a PDF of our Programs & Education guide below

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.


  • Teachers, you can scout out the museum's exhibits and grounds prior to your school's field trip. 

  • Bagged lunches are now available as a great add on option for school groups, recreation groups, and rentals

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Funding For Field Trip Transportation

Here are opportunities available to help Massachusetts School Groups (Grades K-12) cover transportation costs for field trips. Please note: this funding is first-come, first-served and subject to availability.

School Bus Fund for EcoTarium Trip: Apply For Fund

Big Yellow Bus Transportation Program:  Program Guidelines