222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 - United States

Museum Day Hours: 10:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. (EST)





The EcoTarium museum of science and nature in Worcester, Massachusetts offers an indoor-outdoor experience to visitors of all ages. Guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor interactive exhibits, live animal habitats, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily science discovery programs, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a narrow-gauge railroad Explorer Express Train. Founded in 1825, it has been a leader in informal science and nature education for nearly 200 years, and today still intent on inspiring a passion for science and nature.


Make loads of bubbles in all shapes and sizes on the outdoor plaza.

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes
This exhibit shows how bikes work, the evolution of the bike and the science and technology behind the machine.

Wild Cat Station
Visit the new mountain lions in one of New England's largest habitats for large cats.

Nature Explore
Expansive outdoor play area for nature art, climbing and movement.

Scenic paths and trails, animal habitats (red fox, river otters, porcupine, turtles - to name a few), and an explorer express train ride.

Throughout the day: films in the planetarium, science discovery programs and all paths, trails, grounds and wildlife residents open to all.


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