2015/2016 Annual Fund: Inspire a Passion for Science and Nature

You can hear the joy in her voice as she speaks of her time at the EcoTarium. As a former youth volunteer, Sandra Lozko spent four years of her life engaged in all the wonders the EcoTarium offered. The EcoTarium opened her eyes to science and nature, a world she says, she didn’t know existed and was not taught in school. She describes the thrill of weaving through the tree canopy. She speaks with admiration of the staff and volunteers’ dedication and delivery of programs and exhibits. Sandra explained, “Their passion was contagious. It shaped my love for science and nature – so many things to learn and experience, many of which were firsts for me as an inner city youth with no local family or connections.”

As a self-described shy child, the EcoTarium’s programs helped the “leader in her” blossom, and her love for science and nature grow. Here, she found her second home and is why she continues to visit nearly 15 years later. Now a parent and science educator, Sandra makes it a priority for her children to visit as well. While many exciting exhibits and programs have happened over the years, she was thrilled to see the EcoTarium gain national recognition as a National Geographic museum partner and continue to grow as New England’s leading science and nature museum. Your support makes stories like Sandra’s possible, and there’s still far more we can do.

Last year the EcoTarium welcomed nearly 145,000 visitors, including more than 25,000 school children participating in education programs. We need your steadfast support today to reach our goal of $100,000 by the end of the year to further our mission to inspire a passion for science and nature. Your gift of $50, $100, or more, extends far beyond the walls of the EcoTarium’s programs and exhibits. Your gift helps foster curiosity and exploration for children, like Sandra, who will carry it close to their hearts for generations to come.

Please donate to our Annual Fund to give the gift of exploration, science, and nature to our youth, and our community. In this season of giving, thank you so much for your generosity and support!

Feel good knowing your donation to our Annual Fund creates a passion for science and nature while developing tomorrow’s scientists, wildlife advocates, educators and engineers, who will work to preserve and protect the nature and wildlife we find beautiful.

How to Donate:

  • Use our secure online form below,
  • Or download a donation form and mail your check to EcoTarium, Attn: Development Department, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
If you would like to leave a gift to the EcoTarium in your will, please contact Tracy Dill, Manager of Major Gifts, at or 508-929-2715.