Science and Nature Exhibits

Hands-on investigations for all ages

The EcoTarium's museum building features three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits that explore the natural and physical sciences and our New England environment. Each year, the museum welcomes dynamic traveling exhibits, as well as houses permanent installations that make creative use of the museum's natural history collection and living wildlife. Our exhibits make learning fun and are designed to engage a family audience.

Featured Exhibits

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 to Sunday, January 10, 2016

Make art with swinging pendulums, swirl water into amazing patterns, and much more!  Explore the wonder of science as you create your own Cool Moves!

The Arctic Next Door takes visitors on a virtual journey to explore the weather and geology of Mount Washington. Now open on the Upper Level.

Discover what was happening in your backyard -- and who was there -- during the Jurassic period!

Our newest interactive outdoor exhibit features several play areas, each with its own theme. Each area offers unique and innovative outdoor experiences designed to engage children and their families through activities such as building, digging, nature art, climbing, music and movement.