Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 1/6/2016 - 12/21/2016 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 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.

For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Bubbles!
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5/10/2016 - 10/2/2016
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Everyone loves "Bubbles!" our seasonal outdoor exhibit gives kids (and grownups) of all ages a chance to investigate the science behind the suds, and make loads and loads of sudsy bubbles in all shapes and sizes. "Bubbles!" is now featured on the Lower Courtyard (near Siegfried the Stegosaurus).
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Play on the Plaza
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5/10/2016 - 10/2/2016
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
"Play on the Plaza," a place for active, creative play, returns to the Sundial Plaza each summer. The plaza, located at the museum's main entrance, offers some of our visitors favorite warm weather activities.

Play some tunes on the Tube-A-Phone, a kid-sized sculpture that blends music, science, and art. At the Invention Space, make your own moving inventions on a giant gear board. Build a structure using giant Timber Stackers and challenge a friend to a game on our Giant Checkers set!
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5/21/2016 - 9/11/2016
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Embrace your inner zany genius! In the EcoTariums exciting summer exhibit, "KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature," test your immature skills with Tablecloth Trickery, Immature Inventions, Quarter Snatching, Card Throwing, and more, all while exploring how these immature actions can actually teach you about science, engineering, math and literacy.

"KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature" is produced by the Childrens Museum of Houston in partnership with KLUTZ®.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Tree Canopy Walkway
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 6/21/2016 - 8/14/2016
- $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members
Enjoy a treetop adventure at the EcoTarium on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees where kids (ages 5+) and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in the forest, and then zip-line down to the ground.

Schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tree Canopy Walkway access is weather-dependent. Children must be 5 years or older and accompanied by an adult. Ages 12 and older can participate without a chaperone.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Wacky Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 6/22/2016 - 8/31/2016 2:30 PM-3:00 PM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
During this special weekly Science Discovery, explore just how zany you can be by participating in silly science, exciting experiments, and goofy games! Our wacky programming is sure to tickle both your sense of humor and sense of wonder as we turn ordinary things into extraordinary fun.

For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

August 2016

Nature Explore: LIVE!
Thursdays, 8/4/2016 - 8/18/2016 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Join us for a series of exciting live performances on the Music and Movement Stage in the EcoTarium's "Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit" held on select Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in July and August.

Performances include:
August 4 - City Stage: Folktales North & South
August 11 - West African Rhythm Project
August 18 - Crocodile River Music

This series is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Social Science Series
Thursday, 8/18/2016 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
- Tickets $20, EcoTarium Members $15
After-Hours Events for Adults Ages 21+

The EcoTarium is excited to bring the national trend of after-hour museum events for adults to Worcester! Social Science offers opportunities for networking, socializing, and fun! Guests will enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections all while stirring up conversation over drinks. Social Science evenings offer music, local food, cash bar, and exciting indoor and outdoor experiences.

Explore the EcoTarium in a child-free environment with exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections! Meet Action! Worcester co-founders Kyla Pacheco and Josh Croke, plus City Manager Staff Assistant, Che Anderson, as they discuss the upcoming street arts festival POW! WOW! Worcester. Join local food truck Say Cheese! and DJ Jon Strader for a night at the museum.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Free Fun Friday
Friday, 8/19/2016 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Free
Join the fun at the EcoTarium for FREE on Friday, August 19! We are proud to partner with Highland Street Foundation for the 8th annual Free Fun Fridays. Explore our exhibits, stroll our nature trails, and enjoy Science Discovery programs for free throughout the day!


Sponsored by: Highland Street Foundation
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org.

September 2016

Social Science Series
Thursday, 9/15/2016 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
- Tickets $20, EcoTarium Members $15
After-Hours Events for Adults Ages 21+

The EcoTarium is excited to bring the national trend of after-hour museum events for adults to Worcester! Social Science offers opportunities for networking, socializing, and fun! Guests will enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections all while stirring up conversation over drinks. Social Science evenings offer music, local food, cash bar, and exciting indoor and outdoor experiences.

Explore the EcoTarium in a child-free environment with exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections! Join local food truck Say Cheese! and DJ Jon Strader for a night at the museum.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

October 2016

Social Science Series
Thursday, 10/20/2016 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
- Tickets $20, EcoTarium Members $15
After-Hours Events for Adults Ages 21+

The EcoTarium is excited to bring the national trend of after-hour museum events for adults to Worcester! Social Science offers opportunities for networking, socializing, and fun! Guests will enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections all while stirring up conversation over drinks. Social Science evenings offer music, local food, cash bar, and exciting indoor and outdoor experiences.

Explore the EcoTarium in a child-free environment with exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections! Wear your Halloween costumes and get a sneak peek at over 1,000 carved pumpkins for our 13th Annual Great Pumpkin Fest! Join local food truck The Dogfather and DJ Jon Strader for a night at the museum.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

November 2016

Social Science Series
Thursday, 11/17/2016
- Tickets $20, EcoTarium Members $15
After-Hours Events for Adults Ages 21+

The EcoTarium is excited to bring the national trend of after-hour museum events for adults to Worcester! Social Science offers opportunities for networking, socializing, and fun! Guests will enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections all while stirring up conversation over drinks. Social Science evenings offer music, local food, cash bar, and exciting indoor and outdoor experiences.

Explore the EcoTarium in a child-free environment with exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections! Join local food truck The Dogfather and DJ Jon Strader for a night at the museum.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

December 2016

Social Science Series
Thursday, 12/15/2016 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
- Tickets $20, EcoTarium Members $15
After-Hours Events for Adults Ages 21+

The EcoTarium is excited to bring the national trend of after-hour museum events for adults to Worcester! Social Science offers opportunities for networking, socializing, and fun! Guests will enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections all while stirring up conversation over drinks. Social Science evenings offer music, local food, cash bar, and exciting indoor and outdoor experiences.

Explore the EcoTarium in a child-free environment with exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections! Discover the hidden science stories all around you through the EcoTariums new hands-on interactive exhibit City Science®. Join local food truck The Dogfather and DJ Jon Strader for a night at the museum.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

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