EcoTarium | science. nature. explore. connect.


Museum of Science and Nature | Worcester, MA

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. 

The EcoTarium is New England's leading museum of science and nature, an indoor-outdoor experience dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and nature education in visitors of all ages. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor interactive exhibits, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride around the 45+ acre campus (seasonal). 

Founded in 1825, the EcoTarium has been a leader in informal science and nature education for nearly 200 years, and today welcomes more than 175,000 visitors per year.

Need Plans for December Vacation Week?

Stories + STEM
December 26-31, 2018

Calling all engineers: The EcoTarium needs your help solving problems faced by characters in familiar stories. Brainstorm solutions and use everyday materials to build prototypes to test your ideas. 


What: Buy a 2029713288 at any level and receive 3 additional months of membership.

In other words, 15 months of membership for the price of 12!

Type: New, renewal, rejoin and gift memberships.

Where: Online, in person and over the phone.

When: November 23– November 26


Half-Price Admission for Worcester City Employees Week of Thanksgiving 

Welcome City of Worcester employees! Take advantage of half-price admission from Saturday, November 17 through Sunday, November 25 (closed Monday and Thanksgiving Day). The offer is good for each employee and up to three guests.  Employees may show their business card, I.D. or pay stub to receive the offer. 

New Museum President Brings Track Record of Vision and Success

We are thrilled to announce the selection of Lucy Hale as the EcoTarium's new president. Hale, who began August 20, joins the EcoTarium in the midst of a pivotal time comprised of record-breaking attendance and the final phase of the Third Century Plan campaign. Her experience as a nonprofit leader in the science, nature and wildlife fields makes her a wonderful fit for the institution.