Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 1/4/2017 - 12/20/2017 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($18 adults, $14 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Wednesday is Preschool and Toddler day at the EcoTarium! Kids ages 4 and under enjoy a story, make crafts, and meet an animal. Each week features a different theme and surprise animal visitor. The program includes a simple snack (apple juice and animal crackers for kids, coffee and tea for grownups). Bring your friends and explore the museum afterwards!

Tickets are first come, first served at the Tickets and Information Desk. The story and animal circle is held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Drop-in craft time continues from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.

Preschool and Toddler Wednesday programs are not held during the February, April, and December school vacation weeks (Worcester Public Schools schedule).
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

City Science: The Science You Live
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1/17/2017 - 12/31/2017
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($18 adults, $14 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Discover the hidden science stories all around us at the EcoTarium's newest, hands-on interactive exhibit! The middle level of the museum has been transformed for this 2,500 square foot exhibit featuring live animals, interactive components, and natural history specimens, to give children and families the opportunity to experiment, engineer, and observe the science that is happening on our streets and in our neighborhoods.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Did Dinosaurs Poop?
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5/20/2017 - 1/7/2018
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($18 adults, $14 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Take a digestion journey! Travel as dinosaur "food" from tooth to tush and discover how poop can become a fossil. And, take on the role of paleontologist to uncover fossils at a "dig site," examine them, and figure out where - and when! - they came from. This exhibit offers bright graphics, hands-on interactives, touchable fossil casts, and purposeful play.

This exhibition is a traveling exhibition of the Paleontological Research Institution.
Sponsored by: Presented Locally By: UniBank, baystateparent, and the Worcester Bravehearts
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

December 2017

A Christmas Journey
Sundays, Saturdays, 12/2/2017 - 12/11/2017 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
- $25 ages 1 and up (includes museum admission); $10 EcoTarium members. Children under age 1 are free and must sit on an adult's lap while riding on the train.
Experience the magic of the season at the EcoTariums popular holiday program, A Christmas Journey. Enjoy a reading of a classic holiday tale, hot cocoa and cookies, and a visit with Santa.

Each child will have an opportunity to meet Santa. Be sure to bring your camera to capture that special moment! Each child also receives a bell to bring home as an ornament, continuing the magic throughout the holiday season.
Sponsored by: Commerce Bank and Polar
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Noon Years Eve
Sunday, 12/31/2017 2:00 AM-4:00 PM, 12:00 PM-2:00 AM
Join the festivities at our annual Noon Year's Eve celebration with two kid-friendly countdowns at 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m., create and toast resolutions, make 2017 time capsules, and more! Noon Years Eve at the EcoTarium offers fun the whole family can enjoy together!
Sponsored by: Baystate Savings Bank, Whole Foods, and 96-1 SRS
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

June 2018

Family Fun Overnight: EcoTarium Campout
Saturday, 6/23/2018 7:00 PM-8:00 AM
- Nonmembers: $50 per person Members: $45 per person
Join us for an overnight of outdoor skills and family fun! Practice a new knot, sing songs around a campfire (weather permitting), and get silly while learning about Leave No Trace principles. Choose from a variety of adventurous activities to suit your family or group! Pick a spot to sleep among the exhibits and finish the night with a planetarium show; or if the weather is favorable, you can choose to pitch a tent on the grounds and finish the night with a guided night hike! Either way, you can enjoy a yummy breakfast and our sunrise wildlife tour in the morning!
This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. A maximum ratio of 5 youth to 1 adult chaperone is required.
Register by Friday, June 8, 2018.

For more information, e-mail reservations@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2703.

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