EcoTarium | science. nature. explore. connect.


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 opening on holiday and vacation week Mondays.  In 2018, we will be open on Columbus  Day, October 8; Veterans' Day (Observed), November 12; and December 31.

Please note that the EcoTarium will close early on Saturday, September 22 for Clustertruck Food Festival. Last admission will be at 1:00 p.m. and the museum will close at 3:00 p.m.

The EcoTarium is New England's leading museum of science and nature, an indoor-outdoor experience dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and nature education in visitors of all ages. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor 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 45+ acre campus (seasonal). 

Founded in 1825, the EcoTarium has been a leader in informal science and nature education for nearly 200 years, and today welcomes more than 175,000 visitors per year.

New Museum President Brings Track Record of Vision and Success

We are thrilled to announce the selection of Lucy Hale as the EcoTarium's new president. Hale, who began August 20, joins the EcoTarium in the midst of a pivotal time comprised of record-breaking attendance and the final phase of the Third Century Plan campaign. Her experience as a nonprofit leader in the science, nature and wildlife fields makes her a wonderful fit for the institution.