Upcoming:

(Cancelled) National Geographic Live speaker series in partnership with The Hanover Theatre

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April 9 @ 7:30 pm

Out of caution, and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, National Geographic Live performance with Dr. Kara Cooney, Professor of Egyptology has been cancelled. The following options are available to you: Leave the credit in your account in the form of a gift certificate to be used toward a future performance of your choice. The…

(Cancelled) Earth Day: Sustainability and Community

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April 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Come celebrate the planet and all that sustains it at the EcoTarium’s Earth Day event! Visit with our earth-loving community partners, and join our special interactive programs and hands-on activities! Event is included with museum admission. EcoTarium members enter free year-round and do not need to pre-purchase tickets. Purchase Tickets  This day features: Regional Environmental…

National Geographic Live speaker series in partnership with The Hanover Theatre

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May 14 @ 7:30 pm

Sartore is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multiyear project to document every species living in captivity. In the first 11 years of the project, Sartore has traveled the world to photograph more than 6,000 animals, many of which are critically endangered or have since gone extinct. Sartore is also the author of “The…

Design Zone (Exhibit Opening)

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May 16

Design Zone highlights the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process in art, music, and engineering. This interactive and fun exhibit is organized into three interactive thematic areas. Each thematic area draws visitors into real-life scenes of music production, video game development, and extreme sports that directly and experimentally relate mathematical concepts. Event is…

EcoTarium21: Good Vibrations

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May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After-hour museum events for adults! The EcoTarium is alive with the sounds of science! Hear from some vocal wildlife, experiment with waves and oscillations, and discover how ears often observe what the eyes can’t see. Enjoy a tuneful tincture as you listen, laugh, and learn about nature’s resonant refrains. Guests enjoy exclusive access to our interactive…

Art, Nature, Play Event Series: Mud Day

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June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From mud pies and mud painting to mud toss games and a barefoot sensory walk, this will be a delightfully messy event! Clay, soft and subtle as mud, will be used to make tiles pressed with patterns of nature, and its earthy softness will be sculpted into animals recently visited on site. Sponsored by: 

Art, Nature, Play Event Series: Insect Day

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July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitors will collect and observe insects, dress up in costumes, and even learn to dance like an insect. The diverse, colorful and inspiring world of insects will be transformed into artwork and masks to play and perform with in this natural setting by the river. Sponsored by: 

Art, Nature, Play Event Series: Feather Foray

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August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitors will search for birds and their nests, use tools to simulate bird beaks, and practice singing like a bird. Discover the fascinating world of birds by examining feathers and nests, then try your hand at painting and sculpting your own bird artwork. Sponsored by: 

EcoTarium21: STEAMy Nights

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August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After-hour museum events for adults! Just in time for the dog days of summer, this evening is S.T.E.A.M-powered! Embrace your inner artiste AND your inner Einstein as you explore the creative sides of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. You might just leave with a creation of your own. Guests enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections all while stirring up…

Tree Houses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees (Exhibit Opening)

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September 19

Hang out…in the trees! Stomp on the Forest Sound Dance Floor to make woodpecker tapping sounds and turkey gobbles! Turn a tree into a house—and back again—using a Spin Browser! Be a responsible forester—learn about sustainable logging. Design and build a model treehouse. Be an animal tracker as you hunt for signs left by bear,…

A Night at the Museum

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September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

EcoTarium Comes to Life Under the Stars Spend a wild night at the EcoTarium’s signature event as we raise funds to inspire new generations with a passion for science and nature. Reservations Required. Learn More       Purchase Tickets

EcoTarium21: Whiskey, Wine, and Wizards

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October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After-hour museum events for adults! Grab your wand and let science choose you as we explore the lighter side of the dark arts. Explore a world of levitation, herbology, and magnetism, meet a magnificent creature, and imbibe some of nature’s most delicious fermented potions. Cloaks encouraged, but not required. Guests enjoy exclusive access to our interactive…

Ongoing:

A Night at the Museum

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EcoTarium Comes to Life Under the Stars Save the date for A Night at the Museum on September 26, 2020! Spend a wild night at the EcoTarium’s signature event as we raise funds to inspire new generations with a passion for science and nature. Reservations Required. Become a SponsorFor further information on corporate sponsorship, please contact…

EcoTarium21

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Quarterly Evening Events After-Hour Series for Adults 21+ Enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections all while stirring up a conversation over drinks in a child-free environment. Each evening includes an EcoTarium theme, exciting experiences, cash bar and food for purchase. Bring a friend, a date, or come to mingle and network!  Time:…

Worcester on the Moon

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You Can’t Get to the Moon Without Worcester! A celebration of the 50th lunar landing anniversary! Worcester and Central Mass. have an astronomical connection to the landing on the moon! Robert Goddard, known as ‘the father of the space age’ was a Worcester resident. As an engineer and physicist who successfully created and launched the…