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EcoTarium21: Weird Science

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February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After-hour museum events for adults! Life feeling too predictable? Time to shake things up! This Leap Day eve, we’re embracing scientific oddities, misfits and exceptions. From bizarre biology to abnormal astronomy–grab a refreshing cocktail and join us to celebrate science that doesn’t follow the rules. Guests enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections…

Amusement Park Science (Exhibit Opening)

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March 14

Amusement Park Science invites visitors to explore a dozen different interactive features that provide a hands-on taste of how our favorite amusement park rides work including great interactives like Bumper Blaster, Create-A-Coaster, Wild Wheels Road Block, Magnetic Circus, and Wild Rides Video Kiosk. Event is included with museum admission. EcoTarium members enter free year-round and…

National Geographic Live speaker series in partnership with the Hanover Theatre

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March 16 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, features Nizar Ibrahim, Kara Cooney and Joel Sartore. sharing behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. Its broad roster of talent, including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, share…

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…

A Night at the Museum

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May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

EcoTarium Comes to Life Under the Stars Save the date for A Night at the Museum on May 9, 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. Learn More       Purchase Tickets

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,…

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…

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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 May 9, 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…

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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…

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