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Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone Number: 508-929-2700
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The EcoTarium is New England's leading science and nature center, an...
The EcoTarium is New England's leading science and nature center, an indoor-outdoor museum dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and nature in visitors of all ages. The center includes three floors of interactive exhibits, live animal habitats (indoors and outdoors), interpretive nature trails through forest, wetland and meadow landscapes, the Alden Digital Planetarium, a tree canopy walkway (seasonal) and a narrow-gauge railroad.
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Lots for things for a kid to do!

We went during the early fall on a nice sunny day. We spent most of our time indoors trying out all of the exhibits and activities. My son was 3 and did everything that they had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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North Grafton, Ma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a great place to get a membership if you have children ages 1-8. Each time you go there is something different to do and you can always explore the outdoors (walking trails or sledding) if you tire of going to the museum each time. There is always the option of watching the Imax show and we have gone... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Looking for something to do with bored kids? Take them here- they will LOVE it!!! So much to see and do. Live animals, interactive play etc..

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Can't seem to attract kids older than 5 or their parents for anything substantial except special events, for good reason. There's nothing actually educational going on here. Never has been.

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Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went during the early fall on a nice sunny day. We spent most of our time indoors trying out all of the exhibits and activities. My son was 3 and did everything that they had available for his age group. He loved it. We also spent a lot of time with the bubbles out front. We intended to do... More 

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Southborough
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been to the Eco Tarium on numerous occasions, and if you are a teacher from MA you can have free admissions with your MTA (Massachusetts Teacher Association) card. And you can often bring a guest for free as well. Outside, there is a great train ride around the facility and live animals, including eagles, my favorite. There are... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We take the kids here quite often. The yearly membership is very affordable and it gives you free entrance at the Boston Museum of Science.

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Schenectady, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We were a party of 2 senior citizens, 2 adults and 2 young adults. It is an okay museum with enough displays and activities to keep children attentive. Although we made the best of it and enjoyed the live animal portion of it, there is not a lot else to interest adults.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

There is really not much to see or do at this overpriced museum. It could be so much better. They should also run weekly programs for 4 - 5 year olds instead of once per month...

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The last time I was there was in the early 90's then it was known as the Worcester Science Try it's fun

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Athol
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We all enjoyed the nature trails and the children had fun with all the animals. we spend most of the day here also had lunch. great place for a day trip for adults too.

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