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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).

Visitor Tip: Please note, mid-May through mid-June is school field trip season. For a quieter museum experience, you might consider visiting us in the afternoon during the week.

Bubbles!
Back for the Summer

Everyone loves bubbles, and our seasonal outdoor exhibit gives kids (and grownups) of all ages a chance to make loads and loads of sudsy bubbles in all shapes and sizes.  Experiment with how they are formed, the colors they produce, and their amazing properties.  And while you're having fun making all those bubbles, you'll learn about such things as surface tension, evaporation and light reflection.  

Attack of the Bloodsuckers
Open now!

Explore the science of what’s biting you in this skin-crawling exhibition! This kid-friendly exhibition examines the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites. Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem. And how to keep them out of your system!

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.