Plan Your Visit

We look forward to seeing you for a day of fun and science at the EcoTarium. Use the menu below to plan ahead and make the most of your visit. If there's anything you don't find here but need help with, let us know at

Did you know? If you become a member of the EcoTarium during your visit, you can apply your admission fee to the cost of your membership.

To plan your visit, download a map of the EcoTarium grounds and museum building. 

While you're here, travel through space in the Alden Digital Planetarium:A National Geographic Theater, take in a Science Discovery program,* or walk through the treetops on the Tree Canopy Walkway (open seasonally May-August).

* Science Discovery programs are held daily; call 508.929.2700 for times.

City Science Installation

We are excited that installation work is about to begin on the middle level of our museum as we prepare for upcoming exhibit City Science. For our visitors, this means that from September through November, some parts of this middle level will be temporarily closed, including the Food for Thought Café. Guests will be redirected to our classrooms for use as a snack and lunch area, where you will find our snack and beverage vending machines.

During this time, there is still so much to do and see inside the museum and around the grounds! You will find a sampling of some of our favorite exhibit experiences, such as our Secrets of the Forest exhibit, hidden gems from our Minerals collection, and even some KEVA planks! Plus, explore New England weather patterns in The Arctic Next Door: Mount Washington exhibit, visit our animals, enjoy a planetarium show, and take a ride on the Explorer Express Train.