Vacation Week Programs

Programs and Camps

Let the EcoTarium plan the fun this year during February and April school vacation camps for kids in grades 2-6. Campers will become immersed in hands-on science and nature activities alongside friends old and new. Each day explores a new camp-wide theme, so you can sign up for a day, or come all week!

February 18-22, 2019: Engineering Week

Drop-in programs and table-top activities on the museum floor

Do you enjoy electric light, clean water or safe bridges? Thank an engineer (in person) this week! Discover the surprising ways engineering improves our lives, get answers to your engineering inquiries, and dream up your own innovations.  

Food and beverages offered for purchase 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. all week.    

Winter School Vacation – February 18-22, 2019

Monday, February 18: Solve It With STEM

Harness your powers of observation and creativity as you work to help solve real-world problems found in your backyard and across the globe!

Tuesday, February 19: Our Place in Space

Take off on a rocket-fueled investigation of wild weather, deep craters and icy orbs as you journey past Earth into the deepest reaches of our solar system!

Wednesday, February 20: Eco-Engineers

Connect the dots between engineering and nature as you explore what plants and animals have taught us about building structures and solving problems!

Thursday, February 21: Science for Spies

Go deep undercover while you practice the art of espionage using imagination, forensic science, technology, and engineering to unravel secrets of the EcoTarium!

Friday, February 22: Science for Wizards

Use science to feel like a wizard as you attend ‘classes’ at the EcoTarium: School of Science-craft and Magical Inquiry! Non-magic folk welcome. Wand and robes encouraged but not required.

General Information:

  • For children in grades 2-6 (2018/2019 school year)
  • Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Afternoon Extended Care available from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee)
  • Camper health and permission forms will be available when registration opens, and are due 2 weeks before the start of each school vacation week

Pricing and Payment:

  • Non-Members: $65 per day
  • EcoTarium Members: $60 per day
  • Afternoon Extended Care (4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.): $15 per day
  • Full payment is due at the time of registration. Payments are nonrefundable.

Required Forms:



April School Vacation – April 15-19, 2019

Monday, April 15: My City, My Science!

Nature’s all around us—even in a bustling city! Uncover the plants, animals and scientific surprises hiding in plain sight, and help keep the urban landscape strong.

Tuesday, April 16: Animal Superheroes

Test your super abilities as you explore the science behind the animal kingdom’s record-holders!

Wednesday, April 17: Naturalist Ninjas

Sneak through the New England woods as you practice the modern and traditional skills you need to enjoy the great outdoors!

Thursday, April 18: Earth and Space Explorers

Launch yourself from earth’s core into deep space and back again, while exploring strange climates and extraordinary geologies.

Friday, April 19: How Does Your Garden Grow?

…with sun and rain and compost, of course! Discover the secrets inside the plant parts we eat, and learn how gardens take root with help from an animal’s lunch or a windy day.