Your visit to the Museum should be enjoyable, educational, and fun! To ensure all visitors have a safe and memorable experience, we expect everyone to be respectful of other visitors, staff and volunteers.
Safety First: Your health and safety, and the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and animals, is the EcoTarium’s top priority. Please follow the instructions of staff at all times. Weapons of any kind are not allowed on the property. If you see something that appears unsafe, please notify a staff member immediately.
Pets: The EcoTarium is a wildlife zoo regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA prohibits domestic animals anywhere on our property, including those left in vehicles. The only domestic animals allowed on the property are service animals.
Smoking: The EcoTarium is a smoke-free facility. Smoking of any kind including vaping (the use of electronic cigarettes) is not allowed on the grounds or inside any buildings.
Respect for All: The EcoTarium values diversity and is dedicated to providing a calm and respectful experience for everyone. The EcoTarium does not tolerate discrimination or any form of harassment. The EcoTarium prohibits harassment or discrimination based on ability, age, color, ethnicity, race, family or marital status, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy and related medical conditions, language, national origin, political affiliation, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, health status, and other dimensions of diversity.
Cleanliness: Please help us maintain a clean facility by picking up your trash and placing it in the trash bins.
Group Management: We want all children to have a successful visit! If you are chaperoning children who have been on a school bus for a long ride, we recommend planning your visit to begin outside in the playground area to allow children to release some of their energy before coming into the museum. Our exhibits are expensive and in some cases irreplaceable and should be treated with care. Graffiti can cause permanent damage to an exhibit. Please remind all children to treat the museum’s objects and animals with respect.
Fun: Exhibits and programs at the EcoTarium change regularly. You may notice some exhibits and experiences have returned for summer, such as the popular “Bubbles” exhibit, and others may be arriving soon. For regular updates on exhibits please visit the indoor exploration and outdoor exploration pages of our website.