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So many activities

I would give this 4 stars, because exhibits can stay up for a while, and sometimes I'm done... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Worcester, Massachusetts
One of our favorite places

We go back often and enjoy it every time. My son likes the exhibits that are permanent and looks... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Westminster, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
+1 508-929-2700
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Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank pmpkn219
Reviewed 16 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...More

2  Thank barbd20172017
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank juliarS9739UJ
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 18 December 2016 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...More

1  Thank Todd T
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...More

Thank Sheila R
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)...More

2  Thank DisFam17
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
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...More

Thank bobthetravellr
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much would it be for a session pass for a family of six.
21 April 2016|
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Response from Elffriend | Reviewed this property |
I just checked their website for you. For a 1 year family pass that covers 2 parents or grandparents and up to 4 children under the age of 18, the cost is $100. If the person purchasing the membership is over 65 the cost... More
How much is admission? Do they have a military discount?
18 June 2015|
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Response from EcoTarium_Worcester | Property representative |
Admission to the EcoTarium is $14 for adults, $10 for children ages 2-18, $10 for seniors 65+, and $10 for students with ID. Admission is free for EcoTarium members and children under 2. The EcoTarium is proud to... More
Jennifer T
Hi, is the EcoTarium stroller-friendly?
29 December 2014|
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Response from Maggie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has trails outside that are hard for a trailer, but everything inside has ramps or elevators .