Group Visits

With advance reservations, the EcoTarium offers discounted admission for groups of 10 or more; 5 or more for special needs groups.

A variety of educational programs are also available for school, scout and recreational youth groups. A minimum charge applies for all group programs.

School Trip Groups

Groups receive full access to our museum and grounds. School personnel (with educator ID) receive free admission during field trips up to a 1:5 ratio.

  • Rate: $8 per person
  • Minimum booking: 10 students, 5 for special needs groups
  • Additional adults must pay group rate and will be listed as Chaperones in the reservation booking.

Add On Education Programs

Enhance your group’s experience with these additional options:

Traveling Education Program

Available through June 20, 2019

Each program session is 45 minutes. Travel fees apply for sites more than 15 miles one-way from the museum. Additional fees apply when booking programs at non-consecutive times or when booking more than one program topic. Additional stipulations and fees may apply.


Up to 30 students in grades preK-8:

$300 for the first session, $150 for each additional session (same program, consecutive sessions) at the same location. Animal Adaptations and Understanding Weather can accommodate up to 50 students.

50 person programs:

$400 for the first session, $250 for each additional session


Call 508.929.2703 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email sends e-mail).

Please reserve your date at least three weeks in advance. Reservations made less than three weeks from visit may be subject to restricted program options and must submit the 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.

Reserve early to book programs during May and June.

EcoTarium membership, promotional coupons, or library passes cannot be used toward group General Admission or program fees. Unless otherwise specified, teachers can show their educator ID for free General Admission at any time (excludes special events).

Blackout dates may apply for certain programs. Administrative charges may be assessed for special requests. No changes are accepted within two weeks of your arrival date. All fees are non-refundable.

Non-School Groups

Families, scout, recreation, adult organizations

Groups receive full access to our museum and grounds.

  • Rate: $12 per person
  • Minimum booking: 10 people