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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).

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

501st Garrison at the EcoTarium

Join us Saturday, January 20!

Stormtroopers and Jedi are landing at the EcoTarium! Come dressed as your favorite character and meet members of the 501st New England Garrison from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. While you're here, learn about space exploration and more in our Science Discovery programs and shows in the Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater.

Summer Discovery Camp

Registration for this summer opens Thursday, February 1

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. 

Flying Monsters

New Planetarium Show! Now Open

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.

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.