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Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone Number: +1 508-929-2700
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Experience hands-on exhibits and make new discoveries, indoors and...

Experience hands-on exhibits and make new discoveries, indoors and outdoors, at the EcoTarium in Worcester. As New England's leading museum for science and nature, the EcoTarium offers three floors of interactive exhibits, exciting shows in the Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater, daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, nature trails through forest and meadow environments, a tree canopy walkway (seasonal), and unlimited play in the expansive Nature Explore(R) Outdoor Exhibit. Rain or shine, summer or winter, there's always something fun for the whole family to discover at the EcoTarium.

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Hands on Museum for kids plus a train ride

We took my 6 year old nephew and our friends 5 year old son. They could have played her all day without running out of things to do. The inside has a many hands on exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lisa g
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Monson, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for kids to learn and explore. Summer camps are exciting and educational - and plain fun. My daughter has been going for several years now and has no plans on stopping. Great for hands on experiences - you never hear "don't touch that". Animal encounters are a must for both kids and adults.

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Monson, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took my 6 year old nephew and our friends 5 year old son. They could have played her all day without running out of things to do. The inside has a many hands on exhibits. There are really neat outside exhibits like putting a bubble all around your body. their is a large play area which is nice note... More 

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Thank lisa g
Brazil
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a relatively well run attraction with several hands-on activities. We hoped the train was running, but it was down. Overall, a good attraction for kids but nothing spectacular.

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Thank Ubu_Traveller
Worcester, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have enjoyed the EcoTarium as a child and still enjoy it as an adult with all the new improvements. This museum is incredibly interactive and fun. You can experience hurricane winds, watch otters swim in a natural habit, and watch an amazing planetarium show. Great fun for the family!

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Thank mstay5096
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best family getaway in Worcester. I spent the entire day in Worcester and kept on going all day. My little one could not get enough of Keva planks. There is an outside play area that is exciting in summers.

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Thank abhijai
Asheville
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176 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a combination nature center, science museum, children's museum and planetarium. Our four-year old had a great time here. I could see this being entertaining for just about any child up to a certain age, roughly around 12 - then who knows.

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Wilmot, Ontario
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We have been to the Ecotarium twice while visiting the area, once when our children were little and again recently with older teens. Our whole family enjoyed our visit here. It isn't a big science museum, but there is so much to see and lots of hands on activities. In addition to the main museum there is a planetarium and... More 

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Thank Elffriend
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you want to enjoy learning about nature in a related "nearly real world" way" this is a fascinating place to go. Animals, weather, nature, evolution, everything is there but organized in logical groupings that tell an entire story. Its easy to navigate. The grounds atop a "mountain" of sorts are beautiful and also a place to explore outdoors. Nothing... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our first visit to EcoTarium and we were very pleased. It would be even better in the spring or summer, as some of the attractions (like a treetop walk) were closed in the autumn, but we were still able to play in the outdoor playground, visit the animals housed outdoors, and even take a little bit of a... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This museum/interactive area has been wonderful for the kiddos! They have had a blast and it keeps us busy. So worth the family season pass

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