Join us for a series of exciting live performances on the Music and Movement Stage in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit held on select Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in July and August. Explore science and nature topics through educational and interactive experiences!
This series is free with museum admission, and 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.
July 12, 2018 - Dinoman-Dinosaurs! with Bob Lisaius
What happens when dinosaur tracts are discovered at the EcoTarium’s stage? Have no fear, Dinoman is here! With magic, merry mayhem and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic Era. Learn about fossils, how tracks were made and who made them as paleontologist Dinoman leads the way.
July 19, 2018 - Diane Edgecomb, Storyteller
Insect Comedy is an entertaining look at our six-legged friends. In the story Princess Firefly, storyteller Diane Edgecomb combines interesting facts with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug I will love?” In another backyard tale, Kate’s Acorn teaches the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. Ms. Edgecomb’s hilarious interpretations of Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat, and Old King Lampyradie Beetle keep families laughing as they look at the world of insects.
August 2, 2018 - Ecology of Sound with Ricardo Frota
A high energy interactive performance with Ricardo Frota, a Brazilian musician, who creates instruments from recycled and nature found objects. The program introduces the cultures of Brazil through music, singing and dancing. Audience members of all ages will enjoy making and enjoying music. Watch and listen as Frota plays a tree as a percussion instrument.
August 9, 2018 - West African Rhythm Project
Mike Rinker and Anna Crocker burst onto the stage with interactive drumming and dancing inspired by the music and the people of West Africa. This high-energy, celebratory performance is designed to get the audience up onto their feet, moving, singing, and drumming to traditional rhythms.
Check out their 2015 performance at the EcoTarium on our YouTube page!