In the case of severe weather, the museum will follow the operation schedule of Worcester Public Schools: if they are open, we are open; if they are closed, we are closed. You may also call 508.929.2700 for information on museum closings. School delays do not impact museum operations.
Open Days: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
When to Visit
- Quieter museum experience: visit September through March. Generally, early morning and late afternoons are quieter times to visit.
- Busy season at the museum: visit May through mid-June
- EcoTarium Members: Free - Please sign in at checkout and select your member tickets (adult or child) and your balance will discount to zero prior to checkout.
- Military: Active military personnel and military family receive 5 for 1 admission. Valid for up to 6 free admissions with the purchase of same or lesser value. Military ID required. Additionally, each year May-Labor Day, active duty military personnel (with ID) and up to five family members are admitted free to the EcoTarium through the Blue Star Museums program.
Important: No Pets, No Smoking
EcoTarium has many animals on exhibit and also living on the museum grounds. For their safety, USDA prohibits domestic animals anywhere on our property, including those left in vehicles (with the exception of service animals).
The EcoTarium is a smoke-free facility. Smoking, including vaping, (the use of electronic cigarettes), is not allowed on the grounds or within any buildings.