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Review of EcoTarium

EcoTarium
Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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, 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We took 2 boys, 12 and 10 here yesterday. I had never even heard of the place, despite growing up in MA my whole life (western Mass.). It was a pleasant surprise The boys really enjoyed the exhibits and learned a lot. We particularly enjoyed the reptile show in the afternoon. The presenter was well versed in the subject material and was good with kids. I liked the fact that there are indoor and outdoor activities.

My one suggestion, because this was a major issue to me, would be to have the snack bar opened on Sundays. Sunday is a BIG family day and our only food options were vending machines.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We went here with our two granddaughters, aged 1 and 4, plus their cousins, aged 6 months and 2. The two oldest ones loved making big bubbles out front. The three oldest loved climbing and sliding in the preschool playroom. There are also live eagles, owls, foxes, and turtles. Older kids might get bored quickly here, but there is a planetarium show they might enjoy. I wouldn't drive hours to see this place but if you're in the Worcester area it's definitely worth the visit.

Thank KathyinCostaRica
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This venue is great for toddlers who do not realize that some of the exhibits are closed or uninhabited. Several outdoor exhibits were unoccupied or unkempt. Surely a toddler would not recognize this, but for an adult, or older child paying an admission fee, this is totally unacceptable.Everything in the museum seemed to be geared to the under 4 years of group. I remember going to this museum several years ago and it had exhibits that engaged all age groups. It should be re-named toddler Eco-tarium.

1  Thank kathy0136
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Great place to learn a lot. Of course it is great for the kids. Also things that adults will enjoy. Off the beaten path of downtown Worcester.

1  Thank Lobstah-19
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

EcoTarium was great for the kids got to have a great time with them while they enjoyed the interactive activites. Such as the video about how to young boys used their imagination to learn about outer space and planets in an educational and fun filled way. The train ride was great got to relax while the children saw animals and the great outdoors.

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