Directions

The EcoTarium is close to many major highway routes. Parking is always free.

The museum is located at
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, Massachusetts 01604

WRTA Bus Route

Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Bus #9304, route 16, stops on Hamilton Street, near Harrington Way.  Ask for the North High stop.  To get to the EcoTarium, walk up Harrington Way past North High School. For more route information, contact the WRTA.

Driving Directions

If you need directions from a route not listed here, an interactive atlas is available at mapquest.com.

Traveling 290 East (from Auburn): Take Exit 21 (Plantation Street exit). At the end of the ramp, turn right on Plantation Street. Travel along Plantation Street past UMass Medical Center and cross Route 9. At the first traffic light after Route 9, turn left onto Franklin Street. Take the second right onto Harrington Way. EcoTarium is on the left after a baseball field.

Traveling 290 West (from Marlborough): Take Exit 22 (Shrewsbury/Worcester exit). At the end of the ramp, bear right and continue to the second set of lights. Turn left onto Plantation Street. Travel along Plantation Street past the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and cross Route 9. At the first light after Route 9, turn left onto Franklin Street, and then take the second right onto Harrington Way. EcoTarium is on the left after a baseball field.

Traveling the Mass. Pike (I-90) East (from Western Massachusetts): Take Exit 10 (Auburn) to Route 290 East. Follow the above directions from Route 290 East.

Traveling the Mass. Pike (I-90) West (from Boston): Take Exit 11. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Route 122 North (Grafton Street). Follow for approximately three miles. Turn right onto Plantation Street at Rice Square. Follow for about one mile. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Franklin Street. Take the second right onto Harrington Way. EcoTarium is on the left after a baseball field.

Traveling Route 495 North (from Cape Cod) or 495 South (from Lowell & NH): Follow Route 495 to Exit 25B which is for Route 290 West. Follow the above directions for Route 290 West.

Traveling Route 9 East (from Leicester & Spencer): Travel over Belmont Street Hill and past the Piccadilly Plaza on your right. At the second set of lights after the plaza on Route 9, turn right onto Plantation Street (the Beechwood Inn and University of Massachusetts Medical Center will be on your left and Honey Farms on your right). At the first set of lights, turn left onto Franklin Street, and then take the second right onto Harrington Way. EcoTarium is on the left after a baseball field.

Traveling Route 9 West (from Framingham): Travel past Spag's and the White City Plaza and over the Lake Quinsigamond bridge. At the second set of lights after the bridge, turn left onto Plantation Street. At the first set of lights, turn left onto Franklin Street, and then take the second right onto Harrington Way. EcoTarium is on the left after a baseball field.

Traveling Route 190 South (from Leominster/Fitchburg): Follow Route 190 South to Route 290 East (watch for this left lane exit). Follow the above directions from Route 290 East.

Traveling Route 395 North (Webster and Connecticut): Follow Route 395 North until it ends and becomes Route 290 East. Follow directions above for Route 290 East.

Traveling Route 146 North (Providence, Rhode Island): Follow Route 146 North until it ends and becomes Route 290 East. Follow directions above for Route 290 East.

Traveling Route 84 East (Connecticut): Follow Route 84 East to the Mass. Pike (I-90) East. Follow directions above for Mass. Pike (I-90) East.