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Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Preschool Wednesday
Wednesdays, 2/28/2018 - 2/26/2020 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
- Included with General Admission
Each week, enjoy a story time, meet a live animal and get creative with a supervised craft activity -- all geared especially for little ones aged 4 and under.

The story and animal circle is held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Drop-in craft time continues from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org.

PreSchool and Toddler Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 6/27/2018 - 12/31/2020 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
- Free with admission
Each week, enjoy a story time, meet a live animal and get creative with a supervised craft activity -- all geared especially for little ones aged 4 and under.

The story and animal circle is held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Drop-in craft time continues from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2701.

July 2018

Nature Explore: LIVE! Diane Edgecomb, Storyteller
Thursday, 7/19/2018 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Free with admission
Join us for a series of exciting live performances on the Music and Movement Stage in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit held on select Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in July and August. Explore science and nature topics through educational and interactive experiences!

This series is free with museum admission, and is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

July 19, 2018 - Diane Edgecomb, Storyteller
Insect Comedy is an entertaining look at our six-legged friends. In the story Princess Firefly, storyteller Diane Edgecomb combines interesting facts with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, Who will be the bug I will love? In another backyard tale, Kates Acorn teaches the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. Ms. Edgecombs hilarious interpretations of Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat, and Old King Lampyradie Beetle keep families laughing as they look at the world of insects.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2701.

August 2018

Nature Explore: LIVE! Ecology of Sound with Ricardo Frota
Thursday, 8/2/2018 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Free with admission
Join us for a series of exciting live performances on the Music and Movement Stage in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit held on select Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in July and August. Explore science and nature topics through educational and interactive experiences!

This series is free with museum admission, and is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

August 2, 2018 - Ecology of Sound with Ricardo Frota
A high energy interactive performance with Ricardo Frota, a Brazilian musician, who creates instruments from recycled and nature found objects. The program introduces the cultures of Brazil through music, singing and dancing. Audience members of all ages will enjoy making and enjoying music. Watch and listen as Frota plays a tree as a percussion instrument.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2701.

Nature Explore: LIVE! West African Rhythm Project
Thursday, 8/9/2018 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Free with admission
Join us for a series of exciting live performances on the Music and Movement Stage in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit held on select Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in July and August. Explore science and nature topics through educational and interactive experiences!

This series is free with museum admission, and is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

August 9, 2018 - West African Rhythm Project
Mike Rinker and Anna Crocker burst onto the stage with interactive drumming and dancing inspired by the music and the people of West Africa. This high-energy, celebratory performance is designed to get the audience up onto their feet, moving, singing, and drumming to traditional rhythms.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2701.

Budding Scientists
Thursday, 8/16/2018 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, 11:15 AM-11:45 AM
- Free with admission
Curious little explorers conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium's Budding Scientists program. Now with three identical sessions held monthly on both Thursday and Saturday, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

Budding Scientists is designed for families and their children aged 4-6. You bring the curiosity, we'll provide the smocks: This is active and interactive science, so children may get messy.

August 16 and 18: Young Naturalist: Reptiles and Amphibians

From eggs and legs to scales and tails, we'll explore the similarities and differences between reptiles and amphibians. Discover what types of reptiles are our New England neighbors.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2701.

Budding Scientists
Saturday, 8/18/2018 10:45 AM-11:15 AM
- Free with admission
Curious little explorers conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium's Budding Scientists program. Now with three identical sessions held monthly on both Thursday and Saturday, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

Budding Scientists is designed for families and their children aged 4-6. You bring the curiosity, we'll provide the smocks: This is active and interactive science, so children may get messy.

August 16 and 18: Young Naturalist: Reptiles and Amphibians

From eggs and legs to scales and tails, we'll explore the similarities and differences between reptiles and amphibians. Discover what types of reptiles are our New England neighbors.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2701.

September 2018

Budding Scientists
Thursday, 9/13/2018 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, 11:15 AM-11:45 AM
- Free with admission
Curious little explorers conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium's Budding Scientists program. Now with three identical sessions held monthly on both Thursday and Saturday, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

Budding Scientists is designed for families and their children aged 4-6. You bring the curiosity, we'll provide the smocks: This is active and interactive science, so children may get messy.

September 13 and 15: Young Chemists: Solutions and Mixtures

Do you like to mess around with solutions and mixtures? Join us as we experiment with a variety of substances to discover what dissolves in water.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2701.

Budding Scientists
Saturday, 9/15/2018 10:45 AM-11:15 AM
- Free with admission
Curious little explorers conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium's Budding Scientists program. Now with three identical sessions held monthly on both Thursday and Saturday, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities.

Budding Scientists is designed for families and their children aged 4-6. You bring the curiosity, we'll provide the smocks: This is active and interactive science, so children may get messy.

September 13 and 15: Young Chemists: Solutions and Mixtures

Do you like to mess around with solutions and mixtures? Join us as we experiment with a variety of substances to discover what dissolves in water.
For more information, e-mail info@ecotarium.org or call 508-929-2701.

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