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 currently open.
Please check back here after unfavorable weather conditions as we may temporarily close it.

2017 Summer Discovery Camp

Registration is open!

Give your kids a summer of fun where they will spend their days investigating, making new discoveries, and having amazing adventures. Each week of day camp centers around engaging science topics.

Elevator Hallway under Renovation

From Tuesday March 21 – Friday, March 24, we will be renovating the elevator hallway on the middle level of the museum. To allow us to complete this work quickly, accessing the middle level via the elevator will be available by request only.

During this time, elevator will still be available to travel between the upper and lower levels of the museum, and extra stroller parking will be available on these floors. We are moving many of our programs, such as daily Science Discovery programs and our weekly Preschool and Toddler Wednesday program to the lower level during this week, and recommend parking in the lower lot to access these easily.

If you have any questions or concerns before you visit, please contact us at 508.929.2700 or Thank you for your patience as we renovate this area of the museum.

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.

A Night at the Museum

May 13, 2017

Tickets are on sale for the EcoTarium's signature fundraiser, A Night at the Museum!  Join us for an evening of fun when the museum comes to life at night, just for adults! Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auctions, animal encounters, and more!

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.