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 unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.

Please note that the EcoTarium will be closing early at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 to prepare for our signature fundraiser,
A Night at the Museum.

The Explorer Express Train is currently out of service while we upgrade the train and its tracks.

Give $15 for Foxes

Our beloved red foxes, Socks and Roxy, need your help. Last year’s harsh winter took a toll on their habitat resulting in the need to make immediate and unexpected repairs. In order to maintain their home for years to come while we continue with their care and training, we’re asking our members and friends to join us in $15 for Foxes! Help us reach our goal of $15,000.

Donate online, in person at our Tickets and Information Desk, or call us at 508.929.2700.

Share your fox photos and stories with us on Facebook, and tag us at #15forFoxes @EcoTarium.

A Night at the Museum

Saturday, May 14

Tickets are on sale now for the fifth annual A Night at the Museum, just for adults! Get ready for an evening of fun when the museum comes to life at night! Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, dinner, animal encounters, and more!

2016 Summer Discovery Camp

Registration is open!

At the EcoTarium's Summer Discovery Camp kids ages 5-14 spend their days investigating, making new discoveries and having fun adventures!

We have six great camp sessions to choose from:

  • Animal Treats and Training July 4 – July 8
  • Wild About Nature July 11 – July 15
  • Spies and Mysteries July 18 – July 22
  • Make It! July 25 – July 29
  • Outdoor Adventures August 1– August 5
  • Creature Features August 8 – August 12

EcoTarium members (at the Family/Grandparent level and above) save on Summer Discovery Camp with their member discount. Not a current member? Join or renew and start saving on camp, birthday parties, planetarium shows, and more!


Now open through May 1, 2016

This classic exhibit brings science and the history of electricity to life through interactive activities. Fundamental principles such as magnetic fields, electric charges, and battery technology are explored through interactive stations. Visitors can safely examine concepts such as static electricity and live current, motors, batteries and wires, attraction and repulsion, sparks, charge and discharge, voltage, AC and DC, magnetic fields and magnetic motion, lights, telegraphs and transmitters, and more.

This exhibit is sponsored locally by Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.