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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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Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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.

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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... More

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is the best place to take the kids on a winter weekend day around Worcester area. It is not prefect, but there are lots of areas to explore and a changing exhibition at the bottom floor is nice. If they added a bit more variety and maintained some of the exhibits a bit better, and had food at the... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The Ecotarium is a great great family attraction that everyone just has to go see. They have fun interactive inside stuff to do and a great outdoors area too.

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frostlines725, Public Relations Manager at EcoTarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More

Florida City, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a nice place for kids to spend a few hours getting out some of their energy! I grew up going on yearly field trips to the EcoTarium with my school, and now that I have young nephews it's a fun place to take them when they visit. Enough to see to keep a 5 year old and an... More

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frostlines725, Public Relations Manager at EcoTarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More

Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Great place to take the kids. We were there Thanksgiving week with our grandchildren ranging in age from 21/2-6. In addition to the exhibits there was a live demonstration that a staff member put on with animals. In the warm weather there is a train ride through the property. We will go back again.

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frostlines725, Public Relations Manager at EcoTarium, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Come again soon! More

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