Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Preschool & Toddler Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 1/8/2014 - 12/17/2014 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
- 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
Join us every week for our special preschool and toddler program. Enjoy a story, meet a live animal, and get creative with a supervised craft activity -- all geared especially for little ones aged 3 and under. These preschool and toddler programs are very popular and space is limited. So, while they are free with admission, tickets are issued at the Ticket & Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that these programs are designed for families.

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

Play on the Plaza
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5/7/2014 - 10/4/2014
- 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
Play on the Plaza, our outdoor play exhibit, returns to the Sundial Plaza this summer.

Enjoy hands-on science activities, including seasonal favorites, 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; and our new Invention Space, where young minds can build and create. Come play with us!

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

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 6/7/2014 - 9/21/2014 10:00 AM-5:00 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
Move like an action star in a variety of imaginative adventure surroundings in Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action, an exciting exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's Museum.

This exhibit encourages families to try out activities they may have never before encountered and also revisit familiar activities in new ways. Surf the big waves, snowboard down mountain slopes, practice kung fu like a master, scramble out of a climbing canyon, and more!

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

Tree Canopy Walkway
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 6/24/2014 - 8/24/2014
- $10 (plus museum admission), $8 EcoTarium members
Imagine being 40 feet high in the trees, harnessed and clipped to a series of swinging bridges spanning 150 feet. What could you see and hear? How would it feel to be walking through the trees or speeding toward the forest floor?

Want to find out? Take the family on a sky-high adventure! The Tree Canopy Walkway at the EcoTarium is a unique adventure for families to experience together what it's like to walk at the tops of the trees-- or be a treetop scientist! Explore firsthand what's living up there and investigate the different kinds of trees that make up EcoTarium's forest. End your adventure by zipping down to the forest floor in our comfy (and secure) chair harness. All children must be 5 or older and accompanied by an adult. Ages 12 and older can participate without a chaperone.


Schedule
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 1 - 4 PM
Sunday: 12:30- 4 PM
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Run! Jump! Fly-days!
Thursdays, 6/26/2014 - 8/28/2014 12:30 PM-1:00 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
How do bodies run, jump, fly, stretch, and move? Explore the science behind real animal superheroes in these weekly interactive programs, that accompany the summer exhibit "Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action."
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

August 2014

Birds of Prey
Sunday, 8/3/2014 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
- $3 per person, plus EcoTarium admission; $2 for EcoTarium members
Learn all about the EcoTarium's raptors, and get up close to a live bird of prey!
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Movers & Shakers: Maury's Kung Fu Academy
Tuesday, 8/5/2014
- 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
Join local guests each week and get moving with us, in celebration of our summer exhibit, "Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action." Practice your moves in these interactive demonstrations held by local action stars and find out where your family can get active in the greater Worcester area!

On August 5, try out some Tai Chi and Kung Fu moves with Maury's Kung Fu Academy.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Budding Scientists: Insects of New England
Thursday, 8/7/2014 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
- 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
Join us at the same times on the first Thursday of every month for a different topic. Each Budding Scientists session is limited to 10 child/parent pairs. Pick up tickets for your preferred time slot (10:15 or 11:00 AM) at the Tickets & Information Desk. Experience fun, hands-on (and safe) science experiments designed especially for children ages 4-6 and their adult companions.

This month, Budding Scientists will capture and learn about insects and insect friends. Be prepared to go outside, rain or shine!
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Movers & Shakers: Central Rock Gym
Tuesday, 8/12/2014
- 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
Join local guests each week and get moving with us, in celebration of our summer exhibit, Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action. Practice your moves in these interactive demonstrations held by local action stars and find out where your family can get active in the greater Worcester area!

On August 12, join Central Rock Gym right in the exhibit's own Climbing Canyon section.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Keeper Caper
Friday, 8/15/2014 12:30 PM-4:00 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
Bring your favorite stuffed animal and learn firsthand from our keepers what it takes to care for the EcoTarium’s wildlife. Prepare a proper diet for your stuffed animal.

Got a sick Teddy Bear? Bring your pal to our Stuffed Animal Clinic and help us perform a vet visit.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org.

Birds of Prey
Sunday, 8/17/2014 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
- $3 per person, plus EcoTarium admission; $2 for EcoTarium members
Learn all about the EcoTarium's raptors, and get up close to a live bird of prey!
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Movers & Shakers: Worcester Sharks
Tuesday, 8/19/2014 1:00 PM-3:00 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
Join local guests each week and get moving with us, in celebration of our summer exhibit, "Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action." Practice your moves in these interactive demonstrations held by local action stars and find out where your family can get active in the greater Worcester area!

On August 19, test your hockey skills with the Worcester Sharks Shoot-out, located at the Tent in our Lower Parking Lot.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Bubble...Bubble...POP!
Friday, 8/22/2014 12:30 PM-4:00 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
What makes bubbles float, sink, or pop? Find out at our Science Discovery programs.

Plus, try special bubble activities and show off your skills in team challenges throughout the day!
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

Free Fun Friday at the EcoTarium
Friday, 8/29/2014 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Free
Join us for Free Fun Friday at the EcoTarium on Friday, August 29!

Admission will be FREE all day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for the Alden Digital Planetarium will be available for purchase. In addition, food service will be available throughout the day.

Free Fun Fridays is made possible by the Highland Street Foundation.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2700.

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