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The EcoTarium, New England’s leading science and nature center, today provided an update on its Third Century Plan, announcing a major contribution from The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation that creates a matching gift program for corporate donors. The organization also provided an overview of recent enhancements, reviewed plans for additional improvements, and shared plans to expand outreach programs for the region’s schoolchildren.

EcoTarium receives National Leadership Grant to support early learning

The EcoTarium, New England’s leading science and nature center, has been awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to explore its role as a local leader in informal science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused preschool education.  The EcoTarium is one of nineteen museums and libraries across the country whose innovative programs to prepare young children for school and to ensure grade level reading have been supported through this year’s $2.5 million round of funding, part of an IMLS initiative to support the goals of the Campa

EcoTarium to host 2012 U.Fund Dreams Tour: Picture the Possibilities

The EcoTarium, New England's leading center for science and nature, today announced that the U.Fund Dreams Tour, an interactive experience for children and their parents, will visit the EcoTarium from Tuesday, August 28 – Sunday, September 2, 2012. The exhibit will be open on a drop-in basis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (12 to 4 p.m.

What’s sNOT to Love? Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body now open at the EcoTarium

Explore the good, the bad and the downright ugly about how your body works!

(May 24, 2012)  Worcester, MA: 
Sometimes it's stinky; sometimes it's crusty; and sometimes it's slimy.  Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk in Grossology:  The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, showing at the EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, from May 26 through December 2, 2012.

EcoTarium announces Live at Sunset summer concert series

It's the same, only better! The EcoTarium announces Live at Sunset, a new name for a legendary summer concert series that offers a fresh mix of musical styles, while building on the success of its long-running Jazz at Sunset series. Now in its 22nd year, live music on the EcoTarium grounds is a Worcester tradition and one of Central Massachusetts' most popular summer events - thanks to its casual atmosphere, multi-generational appeal, and dynamic range of nationally acclaimed performers and local legends.


Float, fly and roll your way to Earth Week at the EcoTarium: April 17 - 20

(Worcester, Mass.)  From hands-on explorations and Earth Day celebrations to traveling to the far reaches of the universe, EcoTarium's popular Earth Week will be jam-packed with activities for the whole family.  Culminating in Worcester’s annual Earth Day Festival, Earth Week takes place April 17 – 20 at the EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. 

EcoTarium comes alive during Night at the Museum event

Press Release

The EcoTarium will hold A Night at the Museum, a special evening for adults on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.  In a take-off of the popular 2006 film, starring Ben Stiller, exhibits will “come to life,” historical figures from Worcester, the world of science, and the EcoTarium’s nearly 200- year past will pay a visit, and hidden treasures from the museum’s collection will make an appearance. 


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