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Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
Phone Number: +1 508-929-2700
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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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Visited mid-week. Lots of interesting exhibits both inside and out. Great place to bring the family. Bring your own lunch even though there is food available. Plan at least four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
DickandPaulineP
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited mid-week. Lots of interesting exhibits both inside and out. Great place to bring the family. Bring your own lunch even though there is food available. Plan at least four hours.

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Friendswood, Texas
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a cross between a children's museum, playground, and wildlife center. The primary building has 3 floors, with a different theme on each. The train ride is cute but is geared more for younger children (perhaps 5 and under) as is the playground area. The bubble area is really cool and engaging for kids of all ages, even... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went this week- twice! Perfect for my almost 6 year old and toddler. This place has really grown on me! My son learned a lot and had a blast. The toddler loved the train and shaded playground. There is a limited lunch stand with affordable kid options. We will be going there again soon!!!

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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262 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousin invited my kids to the EcoTarium and I had never been so was looking forward to it. It was a great place! Note: It can be EXTREMELY busy during the Summer with the camps so keep an eye on your kids! I think we explored 3 indoor floors and the kids all had a great time. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Suitable for adults and this was shocking to me as I think it is only for kids . Promise, Go it deserves

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the EcoTarium and have been coming faithfully since my children were little. This is an awesome way to teach children all while they are engaging in fun activities. There is a nice assortment of outdoor activities as well as indoor exhibits. Most are hands on inside. We stayed the entire day, took the train ride, ate at the... More 

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Thank trips42016
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7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my two year old here. He liked seeing the large stuffed animals and the bubble station outside. It is not as good as the Boston children's museum. I expected to see more dinosaur skeletons, there was one structure of a dinosaur outside and a skeleton of a flying dinosaur but that was it. The tanks only had turtles,... More 

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for children to visit during the warmer months. The outdoor activities will engage all ages. The tree zip line is quite the experience for one who has never tried it.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I have taken my grandson to the EcoTarium several times now and it is always a great time. The outdoor attractions are good for small kids, there is a playground area, short hiking trails, and some animals. The train has not been running on the days we were there so if that is important, better check ahead. The exhibits change... More 

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New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Met up with my cousin and her teenage kids who came from Florida on a quick trip. Chose this location as a midpoint since we were driving up from New Jersey with a toddler. Not to far from the center of the city. Easy to find. All the kids and even my serious husband had a decent time. The wind... More 

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