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EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
508-929-2700
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Worcester
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Suggest that you go to a local public library (most public libraries in Central MA) and ask for a museum pass to this facility. Some libraries only... more »
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Brooklyn, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Well worth the trip. Took my granddaughter here last fall and she really enjoyed the exhibits - many are hands on and interactive. Great experience for school age children.

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Scotia, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We didn't know what to expect coming here and were pleasantly surprised. Very cool nature trails and an awesome inside exhibit section. They had bubble making in the front and many animals around to see. Kids had a great time. Would come back.

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Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been to the Ecotarium countless times since moving to the area and having children. It is always clean and fun, and the staff members provide great information and interactions for the children. Their story hours are wonderful for the younger children. They just renovated the outdoor space, it is very nice. A great spot that you wouldn't expect... More

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Bartlett, New Hampshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have been going to the Ecotarium for the past 16 years. Offers something for everyone. Very educational, fun for the little ones and the planetarium is awesome!

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you have kids under 10 it might be ok, but no so much for anyone older than that. Arrived at 2pm on weekday. Hard to find in remote area of Worcester that has only a tiny direction sign on a street corner . Two seniors and a 12 year old - $28 to get in. Cafeteria was closed by... More

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Rumford, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Great place for kids but boring for adults. There are probably 20 live animals and 50 stuffed ones. Stuffed animal windows need cleaning some artifacts are broken. Fun for kids i guess.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went on a Sunday. We got there about 1155 and there were already three or four cars in line waiting to open. We got right in though. Not sure what days this is applicable but military family got in free! We met my husbands mother there. The cafe is closed on Sundays so we orders from papa Gino's. Plenty... More

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went there after 4 years. While there are some new and good additions, the overall trip was a little disappointing. We reached around 1:30 PM on a weekday and the kids were looking forward to the canopy walk and zipline but it was already sold out. The exhibits are good and well maintained so we did enjoy those. But... More

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Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very fun for our 5 and 2 year old. We came for the train, but it was not in service :( can't wait to come back after all construction is finished.

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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... More

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