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Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
Phone Number:
+1 508-929-2700
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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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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Fun day with Friends!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Julia R
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Westminster, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank barbd20172017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Julia R
Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prepare to spend several hours enjoying the displays, animals and interactive exhibits at this world-class science museum. There are areas of interest for toddlers to seniors, inside and outside. There is a tremendous amount to learn here, so don't expect to do it all in one visit. You will definitely enjoy it. If you want to avoid crowds, get there... More 

1 Thank Barbara H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We finally checked out the Ecotarium when our family visited from Maine. It was beyond our expectations - clean, fun, friendly and loads to do and explore. We had children ages 12, 6 and 5 and all had a blast. It's very hands on from animal exhibits to the outdoor bubble area and the train ride. We paid extra for... More 

Thank Jennifer G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were checking out Worcester, and this was the perfect stop for our little scientist of a daughter. You pay as you come in the gate before parking. That's because you can wander the property and check out the wildlife in various enclosures. As we're in the midst of winter and it was a little rainy, we just saw the... More 

1 Thank Todd T
Alvin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We took the kids here on a day trip, it was $50 for 2 kids and 2 adults, more if you wanted to ride the train or see the planetarium, another $12 and $16 respectively. We hit it on a day when there was no one else there, and I think that helped. If you had to wait in line... More 

Thank Sheila R
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The museum itself is entertaining: it features 3 floors of exhibits - there's a glass floor balcony to test your acrophobia on the top floor, live animal shows for the kids and a planeterium/movie theater on the center floor, and the largest floor (lower level) that features constantly changing exhibits, really cool African dioramas, a living swamp exhibit, a kinetic... More 

1 Thank DisFam17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great value-something for everyone! Indoor and outdoor activities- large motor-fine motor skills incorporated in play. Great gift shop

1 Thank Lmcgrath5791
West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive about going after reading some of the reviews but it turned out great. While designed for slightly younger kids my animal lover daughter loved it and there was a nice variety of things to do and see, including taking a nice walk around the property. Fall is half priced so it was a very affordable... More 

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Paxton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Truly, others may disagree but i don't see what this place is all about. Dark & dank and lets not forget the location! It's a wonder anyone ever finds the place. Save your money.

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