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EcoTarium Receives $300,000 Massachusetts Cultural Council Facilities Fund Grant

  • Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund is a state program administered by MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council that fosters the growth of the creative economy by supporting building projects in the nonprofit arts, humanities, and sciences
  • Central Mass grant recipients announced at press conference on June 23, 2016; awards totaling $1.5 million
  • EcoTarium funds to be used to purchase and install cooling equipment and emergency stand-by generator

EcoTarium Announces $9.1 Million Capital Campaign


  • Part of a strategic plan to reinvigorate the museum’s campus, visitor experience, and impact as it approaches the start of its third century
  • Campaign provides for 2 new major exhibits, and improvements in infrastructure and amenities
  • $7.2 million has been raised to date, $1.9 million remaining

National Grid Helps Support Worcester's EcoTarium, Enabling Visitors to Explore "Science of Cities"

Visitors of all ages to the EcoTarium, Worcester’s museum of science and nature, will be able to discover connections between urban environments and their many occupants, including people, plants and animals, thanks in part to a $25,000 donation from National Grid. The gift supports the museum’s future City Science exhibit, an interactive exploration of cities that uses Worcester as its backdrop. National Grid presented the gift yesterday, surrounded by families enjoying Earth Week activities at the EcoTarium.

$250,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded for EcoTarium exhibit development

A $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will be used to develop a new interactive exhibit, called City Science, at the EcoTarium. The grant was awarded to a team of researchers led by Robert L. Ryan, professor of landscape architecture and regional planning at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Additional partners include Clark University in Worcester and  Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Five Worcester-area museums to offer discount for EBT card holders

Five Worcester area museums have joined together to offer a three-month discount for all Massachusetts residents with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.  From October 1 through December 31, EBT card holders can present their card for a discounted $2 per person cash admission at the EcoTarium, Museum of Russian Icons, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Worcester Art Museum, and Worcester Historical Museum.  

New EcoTarium exhibit adds up to science fun for kids

Children put on lab coats and become scientists for the day in Science + You, a ground-breaking new exhibit opening at the EcoTarium on September 21.  In Science + You kids have lots of hands-on fun while learning how the work that scientists do helps us stay healthy.  Set up as a child-sized laboratory, the exhibit encourages exploration and discovery with interactive, kid-friendly lab equipment, bio-medical research activities, and technology – modeled after those used by real scientists. 

EcoTarium receives $244,290 MCC Facilities Fund Grant for connection to the electrical grid

The EcoTarium, New England’s leading science and nature center, has been awarded a $244,290 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) grant for connection to the electrical grid.  The award, along with other CFF grant recipients in Worcester County, was announced by state and city officials at a press conference at the EcoTarium on Friday, August 2 at 10 a.m. 

Worcester Technical High School students give EcoTarium train a facelift

This summer EcoTarium visitors will sit in a newly preserved passenger car while riding on the museum’s iconic Explorer Express train.  Restored this spring by students in the Automotive Collision program at Worcester Technical High School (WTHS), the freshly painted, open-air coach was delivered to the EcoTarium on June 17, after spending two months in the high school shop.

Worcester Middle School girls to explore careers at "Women in Science"conference

Instead of sleeping in this Saturday morning, 150 middle school girls will get back on the school bus to attend the 17th annual Women in Science conference at the EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way.  Throughout the day, the seventh and eighth grade girls from Worcester public schools will explore careers through workshops and discussions with women who work in science professions.  Designed to give girls real-life role models and inspiration for pursuing their interests in the sciences, Women in Science is jointly presented by the EcoTarium and the

EcoTarium honored for Arts/Science Collaboration

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has announced the winners of the 2013 Commonwealth Awards, honoring exceptional achievement in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Worcester's EcoTarium, the region's leading science and nature center, received the award for Art/Science Collaboration. The Commonwealth Awards will be presented Tuesday, February 19 during a Massachusetts State House ceremony. The winners include:


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