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EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
508-929-2700
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Ranked #7 of 22 Attractions in Worcester
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Boston, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

OK for young kids, could be better. We had high expectations from this place, like a science museum.

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Brooklyn, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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