Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 1/7/2015 - 12/16/2015 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 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!

The half-hour story time and animal meet-and-greet begins at 10:30 a.m. and is repeated at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are free and are first come, first served at the Tickets and Information Desk.

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

Play on the Plaza
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5/12/2015 - 10/4/2015
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Play on the Plaza, the EcoTarium' outdoor play exhibit, returns to the Sundial Plaza on May 12!

Enjoy hands-on science activities, including seasonal favorites, the Tube-A-Phone, a hands-on musical sculpture that blends science, art, and music; Bubbles! featuring activity stations for investigating the science behind the suds; the Invention Space, where young minds can build and create; and a set of giant checkers. Come play with us!

Many thanks to Hanover Insurance Group Foundation for sponsoring the seasonal exhibit.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Soundtastic Saturdays
Saturdays, 5/30/2015 - 9/5/2015 2:30 PM-3:00 PM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 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 program, learn about how animals perceive and produce sounds, or explore instruments and other tools humans use to create tones, rhythms and music.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Wild Music: Experience the Sounds and Songs of Life
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5/30/2015 - 9/6/2015
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Find out at the EcoTarium’s exciting hands-on exhibit, Wild Music.

Discover how nature is filled with “musicians” that create distinct musical masterpieces to communicate with and relate to one another. And, explore how human music is inspired by the music of other living creatures – from tiny insects to giant whales. Wild Music offers unique experiences to see, hear and feel sounds!

Built using ecologically green materials, Wild Music is a production of ASTC, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music, with major funding from the National Science Foundation and additional support from Harman International and NEC Foundation of America.

Presented Locally By: UniBank, Arts Boston, baystateparent, and the Worcester Bravehearts
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Tree Canopy Walkway
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 6/23/2015 - 8/16/2015
- $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 and adults explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in the forest, and then zip-line down to the ground.

Open Daily: June 23 - August 16
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Please check availability and purchase tickets at the Tickets and Information Desk when you arrive. 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.

August 2015

West African Rhythm Project at the Nature Explore Stage
Tuesday, 8/4/2015 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Let your imagination go wild in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit. From building a fort with logs and twigs, to digging in sand and mud, to nature art, climbing, music and movement, the possibilities are endless! (You might want to bring some play clothes!)

Join us for a special performance on the Nature Explore Stage! The West African Rhythm Project returns to the EcoTarium to perform and hold an interactive drum session.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

D.W. Counts Down to Kindergarten
Wednesday, 8/19/2015 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $8 children 2-18, $10 seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Let your imagination go wild in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit. From building a fort with logs and twigs, to digging in sand and mud, to nature art, climbing, music and movement, the possibilities are endless! (You might want to bring some play clothes!)

Join us for a special performance on the Nature Explore Stage! Arthur's younger sister gets help from her family and friends as she prepares to enter kindergarten, in this lively performance of "D.W. Counts Down to Kindergarten" presented by City Stage Co. Inc., in partnership with the Boston Children’s Museum.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org.

Sensory Sunday!
Sunday, 8/23/2015 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
For our friends looking for a sensory-friendly experience in our Wild Music exhibit, please join us during this exclusive early opening. We're turning down the exhibit sounds and opening early to make the experience more enjoyable for these families.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

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