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Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
Phone Number:
+1 508-929-2700
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Experience hands-on exhibits and make new discoveries, indoors and...

Experience hands-on exhibits and make new discoveries, indoors and outdoors, at the EcoTarium in Worcester. As New England's leading museum for science and nature, the EcoTarium offers three floors of interactive exhibits, exciting shows in the Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater, daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, nature trails through forest and meadow environments, a tree canopy walkway (seasonal), and unlimited play in the expansive Nature Explore(R) Outdoor Exhibit. Rain or shine, summer or winter, there's always something fun for the whole family to discover at the EcoTarium.

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Kids had a blast!

While a bit more expensive than I would have expected, the kids had a fantastic time with the indoor and outdoor activities. There are designated places to eat a lunch from him... read more

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Chaska, Minnesota
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Chaska, Minnesota
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137 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While a bit more expensive than I would have expected, the kids had a fantastic time with the indoor and outdoor activities. There are designated places to eat a lunch from him both indoors and out. Disappointed with the planetarium show as it was quite short and an additional cost. Overall, great experience as the kids loved it. Plan for... More 

Thank Michellereneelove
Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my three daughters, 9,7, and 1 1/2. There was so much for them to do, they had a blast. They loved the hands on activities and animals. We packed a lunch and enjoyed the outdoor activities.

Thank msmith0208
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a raw,rainy morning when we all needed to get out of the house and have some fun. There were just enough exhibits that introduced STEM topics to our little guy, while still being really fun. Even though it was raw and raining we could not forgo the little train around the perimeter. For an extra couple... More 

Thank Miss_E_Boston
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great fun in the spring and summer for the outdoor activities. All year-round learning and entertainment while learning place for all ages. Tree canopy walk is fun. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Thank Karen H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time coming here. The first time we stayed mostly inside because it was raining. Our 2 year old and us were going crazy playing with all the exhibits! This time, we did the nature trail to see all the animals and they did not disappoint either! Don't forget about the Otter exibit near the parking lot.... More 

Thank geojon421
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Brother in law has annual membership, so our family can go as guest. That a nice deal. This place has lots of hands on experiences for kids all ages (adults too). My kids loved the bubble experiences. The mini steam engine ride is another fun thing to do but you have to purchase separate tickets.

Thank Rui W
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We love to frequent the Ecotarium. They always have new exhibits and fun things for the children to do. When it's snowy out you can even go sledding on the grounds. In the nice weather you can walk the grounds, older children can do the tree canopy walk (so much fun) and they have a new playground and exploring station.... More 

Thank Kimberly M
Worcester, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I would give this 4 stars, because exhibits can stay up for a while, and sometimes I'm done exploring it BUT my kids would rate it a 5, they Always look forward to going! We have a membership, which pays for itself so fast. The kids love the outdoor play space in summer, Siegfried the Stegosaurus, and the rotating internal... More 

Thank pmpkn219
Westminster, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We go back often and enjoy it every time. My son likes the exhibits that are permanent and looks forward to whatever is newest too. Easy parking, easy access, lots to do and see inside and out. My only "negative" is the need for more food options.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited the Eco Tarium last summer, 2016 with my friends and four children. We had such a good time, even when one of the four had a melt down in the middle of the play area outside. We all enjoyed the outdoor train that takes you around the whole property. As well as the outdoor bubble maker. This is... More 

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