Earth Day Celebration | EcoTarium

Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 20, 2018

Rain or shine! Don't miss Worcester's annual Earth Day Celebration with lots of indoor and outdoor Earth-friendly happenings, hands-on activities and entertainment. Local green organizations and food vendors will be onsite. While you are here, be sure to explore the EcoTarium's beautiful trails, ponds, woods, and our expansive exhibit, Nature Explore,®  which are all bursting with new life! Admission will be half-price! 

Earth Day Celebration is presented by the EcoTarium and the Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts (REC).

Earth Day Celebration Schedule

Earth Day Activities:

At the Event Tent
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local green and cultural organizations, with family activities, giveaways, and more. A face painter will be here, free of charge for children! 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WSRS will join us in the tent and provide some music!

12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  Chuck and Mud will be performing

Science Discovery programs:

Everybody Counts: Citizen Science

Want to meet an important scientist who’s protecting the planet? Just look in the mirror: Science needs you! Harness your powers of observation to help solve real-world problems in your backyard and across the globe. Hunt for stars, peek at plants and track animal trends, then share your discoveries. Bring your sense of curiosity—we're counting on it! 

See the programming schedule here!

Planetarium Shows*

11:00 a.m. – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

12:00 p.m. – Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth

2:00 p.m. – Dark Skies, Bright Stars
Sometimes it's easier to find things in the dark! In fact, pure darkness is a friend to astronomers and animals alike-and in our modern world, it's hard to come by. We'll tour the spring sky when it's lit only by stars, then observe what's visible on an average urban night. Plus we'll discover ways to reduce light pollution and keep wildlife safe.

3:00 p.m. – Flying Monsters

*Tickets to shows in the Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater can be purchased at the Tickets and Information Desk on the day of your visit. Tickets: $5 per person (plus museum admission)/$4 per person for EcoTarium members

Special Offer

When you join or renew an EcoTarium membership during your visit get a free EcoTarium water bottle plus 4 Explorer Express Train Passes! (while supplies last and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts)


Lunch, snacks, and festival foods will be available for purchase between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Beverage and snack vending machines are available inside the museum on the Middle Level. In addition, picnicking is welcome on the EcoTarium grounds.