School Vacation Weeks at the EcoTarium

Family fun for February, April and December School Vacation

When school's out, the EcoTarium is the place to be. Each February, April and December, our education team cooks up creative ways to learn and have fun -- all designed especially for school-age kids and their families. These theme-based weeks are filled with activities focused around a particular science or nature topic. Many activities are free with admission.

Holiday Vacation: December 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 2014 & January 2, 3, 4, 2015

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Days of the Unseen World

During Holiday Vacation, our Science Discovery programs will be themed around our newest National Geographic planetarium film, Mysteries of the Unseen World. Explore how scientists uncover things not visible to the naked eye. Experiment with time lapse photography and interact with an infrared thermal camera that exposes a fascinating form of invisible light. While you’re here, be sure to see the film and take an extraordinary journey into the hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.

Ring in the New Year with a Day of Family Fun! Join us for Noon Year's Eve during the Holiday Vacation.


Picnicking is welcome on the EcoTarium grounds.  Beverage and snack vending machines are available inside the museum on the Middle Level.