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.

City Science Installation

Our Middle Level is undergoing an incredible transformation as we install the City Science:The Science You Live exhibit.

As we prepare for the new exhibit, some parts of the 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.

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.