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 & January 2, 3, 4
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 in our Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater to 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.
Friday, December 26 and January 2
Saturday, December 27 and January 3
Sunday, December 28 and January 4
Tuesday, December 30
Wednesday, December 31 - Noon Year's Eve
11:00 a.m. One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
12:15 p.m. Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
2:15 p.m. Passport to the Universe
3:00 p.m. Mysteries of the Unseen World
Planetarium tickets: $5 per person, $4 for EcoTarium members. Schedules are subject to change without notice.
Eric's La Patisserie Cafe will have lunch and snacks for sale in our Food Pavilion on Tuesday, December 30 and Wednesday, December 31.
Picnicking is welcome on the EcoTarium grounds. Beverage and snack vending machines are available inside the museum on the Middle Level.