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

Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Follow a turtle's footprints on a life-size board game to explore firsthand what it's like to face habitat changes. See life from their point of view!

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.

Our expansive 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.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 to Sunday, September 11, 2016

In the EcoTarium’s exciting summer exhibit, KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature, test your immature skills with Tablecloth Trickery, Immature Inventions, Quarter Snatching, Card Throwing, and more, all while exploring how these immature actions can actually teach you about science, engineering, math and literacy.