Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Pricing: Enjoy Half-Price Museum Admission!

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 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!

Earth Day Admission: $7.50 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.)  Regular fees apply for planetarium shows.

Earth Day Celebration is presented by the EcoTarium and the Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts.

Earth Day Celebration Schedule

Science Discovery Programs:

11:30 a.m.  Windy Reads
Harness the wind and your imagination during Windy Story Time as we explore the science of moving air.  Join us as we investigate how wind turbines work and share some of our favorite windy picture books.

12:30 p.m. Windy Reasons
What causes gentle breezes to become blustery gales?  Hold on to your seats as we explore the science of moving air.  These experiments will blow you away!

2:30 p.m. Let’s Get Energized
Have you ever wondered how power plants make electricity?  Join us to turn turbines, create current, and much more as we transform energy from one form to another.  

3:30 p.m. Light Up Your Life
Light beams will bounce and bend during these exciting experiments.  Play with the properties of light as we explore how people around the world light up their lives every day.

Earth Day Activities:

Inside the Museum

Sustainable Energy Explorations
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Play with the power of wind using our towering wind tube!  Keep your cool when the heat is on at the solar station!  Put your engineering skills to the test as you design innovative and creative solutions to our wind and solar challenges.

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Meet the Worcester Bravehearts' Jake the Lion, roaming around the museum and grounds.

On the Lower Courtyard
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m Music by 96-1 SRS

In Nature Explore
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Live music performance by Peter Allard Music

At the Event Tent
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local green and cultural organizations, with family activities, giveaways, facepainting and more and featuring REC's Mobile Farmer's Market

Planetarium Schedule:

Tickets can be purchased at the Tickets and Information Desk on the day of your visit.

Tickets: $5 per person (plus museum admission)/$4 per person for EcoTarium members


Lunch, snacks, and festival foods will be available for purchase between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Beverage and snack vending machines are available inside the museum on the Middle Level. In addition, picnicking is welcome on the EcoTarium grounds.