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Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone Number: 508-929-2700
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Nice spot to take your child

My husband and I took our son here to kill some time while waiting for our hotel room. Great museum with lots to do. Was disappointed that the train wasn't working, but it needed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our son here to kill some time while waiting for our hotel room. Great museum with lots to do. Was disappointed that the train wasn't working, but it needed maintenance - understandable. Our son's favorite part was the outdoor park/playground - very interactive with lots to do. Definitely worth a trip.

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Chicago IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We took our 6, 4, and 1 year old here and had a blast. Lots of stuff to see and a great playground. But everytime I've been here the school groups make it very busy and super loud.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've been visiting the Ecotarium for about 3 years now. As my boys get older they enjoy it so much more (they are 6 and 4). The place always has a theme which make visiting so much fun. They have out door activities and a newly completed park. They offer story hour and they always bring in an animal for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It was a nice place to go for a few hours. It's great for both kids and adults and a nice place to walk.(which was closed for construction today)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Fun with building tools, and the wind chamber was excellent! Nice combination of both indoor and outdoor activities with live animals

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The girls could have spent many more hours touring the interactive exhibits. The only problem was visiting during a week school was out... too many kids running around. If you have or can borrow a "Woo" card you can save $2 per person. Visit EcoTarium's website to get the best information.

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Pittsburgh
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78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lots to do and a nice variety of exhibits including live animals. Interesting activities with building blocks, sounds and seeing how things grow. Weather ok so we were able to do indoor and outdoor activities. Kids enjoyed the rock climbing, wind machine pinwheel exhibit with air blowing. Stayed busy for two hours and didn't finish everything. Fine to go once... More 

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North Grafton, Ma
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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
5 attraction reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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Additional Information about EcoTarium

Address: Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone Number: 508-929-2700
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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