Indoor-Outdoor Museum of Science and Nature | Worcester, MA

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

The EcoTarium is a family-friendly, indoor-outdoor museum located in Worcester, Massachusetts. We offer three floors of interactive exhibits, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride around the grounds (seasonal). 

The Explorer Express Train is closed for the season. Opening date in 2017 will be posted here, in our newsletter, and on our Facebook page.

City Science: The Science You Live

Now Open!

Discover the hidden science stories all around us at the EcoTarium’s newest, hands-on interactive exhibit, City Science. Located on the middle level of the museum, this immersive exploration of the modern city allows visitors to investigate the science we encounter every day but rarely stop to consider.

Meet Star Wars Characters from the 501st New England Garrison

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stormtroopers and Jedi are landing at the EcoTarium! Come dressed as your favorite character and meet members of the 501st New England Garrison from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

While you're here, learn about space exploration and more in our Science Discovery programs and shows in the Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater.

Turtle Travels

Now open through May 7, 2017

Turtles take amazing journeys and they need your help along the way. This fun-filled, interactive exhibit provides a turtles eye-view of life in the slow lane.

Presented by the Webster Five Foundation.

The Third Century Plan Campaign

Inspiring a Passion for Science and Nature

The EcoTarium is pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of our Third Century Plan to further enhance our visitor learning experience and truly inspire a passion for science and nature at a community and national level.