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).

Earth Week: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Tuesday, April 18 - Friday April 21, 2017

Calling all plant lovers, green thumbs, and dirt enthusiasts! Join us for a week of Science Discovery programs during April School Vacation and explore how kitchen scraps turn into beautiful blooms, the secrets inside the plant parts we eat, and how gardens take root with help from an animal's lunch or a windy day. Stop by our tabletop activities to learn what your nose knows about garden scents, and test your seed-to-sprout memory.

Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 21, 2017

Don't miss Worcester's annual Earth Day Celebration with lots of indoor and outdoor Earth-friendly happenings, hands-on activities and entertainment. Local green organizations and food vendors will be onsite. While you are here, be sure to explore the EcoTarium's beautiful trails, ponds, woods, and our expansive exhibit, Nature Explore,® which are all bursting with new life!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.