School Vacation Weeks at the EcoTarium
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.
December School Vacation: Thursday, December 26 - Saturday, December 28, 2013
Solve a Wildlife Mystery: The Case of the Wildlife Poacher
This year’s Wildlife CSI mystery involves a secret wildlife poacher’s camp “discovered” on EcoTarium property. Bones, traps, snares, fur, primitive weapons, clothing are all in evidence at what appears to be an active poaching campsite. Could illegal hunting be taking place right here in the heart of Worcester? Can we ferret out the perpetrator? We need your help to solve this perplexing mystery.
This family-friendly, self-guided activity can be completed anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A staff-guided review of the case takes place at 11:00 a.m. and staff-guided reveals of the case solution take place at 1:45 and 3:34 p.m. The activity is free with museum admission.
Noon Year's Eve: Tuesday, December 31
Celebrate the New Year EcoTarium-style with kid-friendly count-downs (12 and 2 p.m.), noise-makers, fireworks, and lots of festive fun! This event is part of First Night Worcester 2014. Admission is free for each person with a First Night Worcester 2014 button. Regular EcoTarium admission rates apply without a First Night Worcester button.