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.
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, ride a narrow gauge railroad, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.
Summer Discovery Camp - Registration Now Open!
Give your child a summer of lasting memories -- and inspire a passion for science and nature -- at the EcoTarium's Summer Discovery Camp! Choose from our perennially favorite camp themes, Animal Keeper, Gizmos and Gadgets, and EcoTarium Adventure, plus two new themes: Gizmos and Gadgets: Spy Edition and EcoTarium Discovery Sampler.
Journey With Animals Without Passports
Follow the humpback whale’s migration between the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, off the coast of Massachusetts, and the Caribbean breeding grounds. Learn about the hazards the humpbacks face as they journey across ocean borders and get a unique look at one of our nation’s underwater treasures. This traveling exhibit by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be at the EcoTarium through May 11.
New Planetarium Show Gets Back to the Moon
Immerse yourself in a thrilling lunar competition and get inspired to reach new heights with Back To The Moon For Good, a brand new show in the EcoTarium′s Alden Digital Planetarium!
This Google Lunar XPRIZE show, narrated by Tim Allen, chronicles teams around the world that are competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. Meet some of the teams, hear their stories, and see some of the exciting technology they will use to meet this lunar challenge. Click here for show times.
A Night at the Museum - May 17, 2014
This year's gala fundraising event has a S.T.E.A.M. punk flare with lots of surprises and fun around every corner of the museum. See how the EcoTarium comes to life at night with visits by historical figures, animal encounters, moonlight train rides, and more. Plus enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, music by the Dale LePage Trio, and silent and live auctions during this very special evening. Click here for ticket information.