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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
+1 508-929-2700
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Love the dinosaurs

We have a 3 Year old. He absolutely adores the ecotarium two stories indoors, an outdoor science... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Neat place

Great place to spend the entire day at. Super educational for kids. The train is a very nice touch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxford, Massachusetts
via mobile
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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, 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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (36 reviews)
“zip line” (16 reviews)
“polar bear” (15 reviews)
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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a 3 Year old. He absolutely adores the ecotarium two stories indoors, an outdoor science area (usually bubbles I think, taken down for the winter when we stopped in) and a huge playground discovery area outside. We walked on a path around the...More

Thank MrsAHolland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend the entire day at. Super educational for kids. The train is a very nice touch and goes all around. Worth it! Halloween is fun here too.

Thank Santiago1109
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my daughter and grandchildren . The girls are 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 so they like hands on things. There was plenty to entertain them. There was One small animal lecture. The girls enjoyed the exhibits, we went on the train ride...More

Thank Soilsister1244
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with our 8 and 9 year old children. Due to the weather we did not venture out to enjoy the outside exhibits or animals, but there was plenty to do inside. We stayed about 3 hours and could have stayed...More

Thank elpealto
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Took my seven year old grandson to the EcoTarium on a Friday and spent the day there. He loved all the interactive displays and hands on activities. The Tornado chamber was one of his favorites. The outside play area is good too with musical activities...More

Thank friantfoodsnob
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Ecotarium tries hard and is old Worcester Scuene Center. I find it is most suitable for younger kids based on exhibits and activities. However, they do have a zip line and a Halloween Spectacular pumpkin display.

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Took our kids here as we were passing through to let them stretch their legs before we started the 2nd half of our road trip. It was great. There's lots of hands on exhibits (3 floors indoors), a planetarium, outside exhibits and playgrounds, animals and...More

Thank Jeremy_BK2
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to visit with daily. Lots of activities and not overwhelming at all. Lots of outdoor spaces as well as indoor things to do with your little ones. It has many seasonal activities ergo you can visit during every season for a different...More

Thank lizardomd
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our 5 year old grandson here for the first time and we ended up spending an enjoyable 4 hours learning about a variety of things - wind, magnets, air, weather, building, leaves, reptiles, the planets, and on and on. We...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were planning to meet friend near Worchester for some outdoor activities but the rain changed our plans. The Ecotarium was a great alternative. The staff was friendly and helpful. The museum was quite clean. The exhibits were great for 1-6 yr olds. I think...More

Thank MO526
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21 April 2016|
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Response from Elffriend | Reviewed this property |
I just checked their website for you. For a 1 year family pass that covers 2 parents or grandparents and up to 4 children under the age of 18, the cost is $100. If the person purchasing the membership is over 65 the cost... More
18 June 2015|
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Response from EcoTarium_Worcester | Property representative |
Admission to the EcoTarium is $14 for adults, $10 for children ages 2-18, $10 for seniors 65+, and $10 for students with ID. Admission is free for EcoTarium members and children under 2. The EcoTarium is proud to... More
Jennifer T
28 December 2014|
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Response from Maggie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has trails outside that are hard for a trailer, but everything inside has ramps or elevators .