Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

KEVA: Build It Up!
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10/4/2014 - 4/26/2015
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
The EcoTarium's new exhibit, "KEVA: Build It Up!," stimulates the imagination. These uniform maple planks provide an easy, non-messy way to explore sculpture and design, form and function.

Build structures simply by stacking the planks. No glue, no connectors, just simple engineering and improvisation. This exhibit turns artists into scientists and scientists into artists. KEVA planks inspire the whole family to enjoy building together.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

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.

April 2015

April School Vacation: Build It! For a Greener Tomorrow
Tuesday, 4/21/2015 - Thursday, 4/23/2015
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children ages 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Join us during April School Vacation and Build It! For a Greener Tomorrow. Bring the whole family to work together on earth-friendly creations and learn how the pros adapt their designs to be green. Use your noodle in Imagination Playground, test your engineering skills in KEVA Brain Builders Challenges, bring your hard hat to the Green Construction Zone, and get inspired to create during Story Time Structures.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Earth Day Celebration
Friday, 4/24/2015
- $7 adults, $5 children, ages 2-18, seniors and students with ID; free for EcoTarium members and children under 2. (Since admission is half price, coupons and discounts do not apply on Earth Day.)
Don't miss Worcester's annual Earth Day Celebration with lots of indoor and outdoor Earth-friendly happenings, hands-on activities and entertainment. Local green and cultural organizations and food vendors will be onsite. While you are here, be sure to explore the EcoTarium's beautiful trails, ponds, woods, and our expansive exhibit, Nature Explore,® which are all bursting with new life!

Our friends at WGBH will be here to present PBS Kids' "Plum Landing" videos and provide families with an exciting hands-on and outdoor activity.

Earth Day Celebration is presented by the EcoTarium and the Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts, and sponsored by Clif Bar and Baystate Parent Magazine.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Game Play
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 4/28/2015 - 5/15/2015
- Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Enjoy tabletop games that feature STEAM-based learning, including favorites like: UNO, Skipbo, Spot it, Checkers, Dominoes, Rack-o, Tangoes, Chutes and Ladders, and Rummikub.

And engage in games with giant pieces! Our giant game sets include Connect Four, Jenga, Mancala, Hopskotch, and Chess.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

May 2015

Girls' Night Out: Science Journey!
Saturday, 5/2/2015 7:00 PM-8:30 AM
- Cost is $50 per person, including children and adult chaperones.
Perfect for scouts, individual girls, and smaller groups, ages 6-16. Sleep among the exhibits, enjoy a fun-filled overnight, dabble in science experiments, and get up close and personal with some of our resident wildlife!

One chaperone is required for every 5 children in a group. Individual girls and scouts must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations must be made in advance.
For more information, e-mail reservations@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2703.

A Night at the Museum
Saturday, 5/16/2015 6:00 PM-10:30 PM
- Tickets are $125 per person, tables of eight are available for $1,000.
Join us for an evening of fun when the museum comes to life at night, just for adults! Blow bubbles, launch stomp rockets, and enjoy a bit of magic from master magician, Steve Charette. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, dinner, music featuring the Dale LePage Trio, animal encounters, and more!

"A Night at the Museum" is sponsored by The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Fletcher Tilton, FLEXcon, WPI, Bank of America, Builders Systems Inc., Saint Vincent Hospital, Revelation Productions, AAFCPAs, Fiduciary Investment Advisors LLC, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Saint-Gobain, Mercier Electric, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lotuff, and Whit Beals and Pamela Esty.

Media Sponsor: Telegram & Gazette

Proceeds from the event to benefit the EcoTarium's mission to of inspire a passion for science and nature and support innovative programs and exhibits.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Tree Canopy Walkway weekends
Sundays, Saturdays, 5/23/2015 - 6/21/2015
- $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members
One of the few walkways where children as young as 5 can participate, the Tree Canopy Walkway offers a glimpse into the life of a scientist! As treetop scientists, you can haul up gear with a rope, use binoculars, and even draw what you observe. Then, strapped in a secure chair harness, you end the adventure by zipping down to the ground!

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

Boys' Night Out: Science Adventure!
Saturday, 5/30/2015 7:00 PM-8:00 AM
- Cost is $50 per person, including children and adult chaperones.
Perfect for scouts, individual boys, and smaller groups, ages 6-16. Sleep among the exhibits, enjoy a fun-filled overnight, dabble in science experiments, and get up close and personal with some of our resident wildlife!

One chaperone is required for every 5 children in a group. Individual boys and scouts must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations must be made in advance.
For more information, e-mail reservations@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2703.

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