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EcoTarium

Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone Number: 508-929-2700
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Worcester
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The EcoTarium is New England's leading science and nature center, an indoor-outdoor museum...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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11 reviews 11 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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61 reviews 61 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 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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