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). 

Tickets for A Christmas Journey have sold out.

The Explorer Express Train is open for the season!

Holiday Vacation Week: Science for Wizards

Tuesday, December 27 - Saturday December 31, 2016

Consider yourself enrolled at EcoTarium: School of Science-craft and Magical Inquiry! Use science to feel like a wizard as you attend ‘classes’ such as Potions, Astronomy, and Charms! Between classes, visit with owls and explore the forbidden forest! Non-magic folk welcome. Wand and robes are encouraged but not required.

Noon Year's Eve

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Join the festivities at our annual Noon Year's Eve celebration. Watch our very own lighted ball drop at 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. during exciting kid-friendly countdowns. Families can also create and toast resolutions, make 2016 time capsules, take silly photos, and more!

Sponsored by Bay State Savings Bank and 96-1 SRS.

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.

City Science Installation

Our Middle Level is undergoing an incredible transformation as we install the City Science:The Science You Live exhibit.

As we prepare for the new exhibit, some parts of the Middle Level will be temporarily closed, including the Food for Thought Café. Guests will be redirected to our classrooms for use as a snack and lunch area, where you will find our snack and beverage vending machines.

Social Science Series

After-Hours Events for Adults Ages 21+

Tickets are on sale now for our last Social Science Series of the year, coming up on December 15!

Explore the EcoTarium in a child-free environment with exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections! Join local food truck The Dogfather and DJ Jon Strader for a night at the museum. This month features Wizarding Science!

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.

Explorer Express Train

Now open daily!

Take a ride on the Explorer Express Train! Our train ride is a scenic 1.5 mile trip around the museum grounds and perfect for all ages!