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Science & Nature Exhibits Alden Digital Planetarium Animals Outdoor Exploration

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).

Please note that the Explorer Express train is closed for the winter season.

Summer Discovery Camp

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Extraordinary explorations and adventures are on the agenda once again at the EcoTarium's popular Summer Discovery Camp for children ages 5-14, one of the longest-running summer day camps in the United States. 

February Vacation Eco-Engineers

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 2018

Imagine! Build! Test! Improve! Connect the dots between engineering and nature as you explore what plants and animals have taught us about designing solutions for our modern world.  As Eco-Engineers, get inspired by structures found in water, woods, soil, and sky! 

Science + You

Now Open!

Designed as a real-life -- but child-sized -- laboratory,  Science + You allows children to explore how scientists impact health and wellness.  Through interactive machinery, processes and technology, Science + You opens a window into the world of the research scientist and, through fun activities, shows how science keeps our bodies healthy. 

Flying Monsters

Playing Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Two hundred twenty million years ago, dinosaurs were beginning their domination of the Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap: Pterosaurs were taking control of the skies and the story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastic than fiction. In Flying Monsters, Sir David Attenborough, the world’s leading naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of more than 40 feet were equal to that of a modern jet plane.

The Third Century Plan Campaign

Inspiring a Passion for Science and Nature

The EcoTarium has launched 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.