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#3 of 47 things to do in Worcester Features Animals
222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
+1 508-929-2700
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Great Kid spot!

This place has been here since I was a kid and they keep getting better and better. It is a great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Westborough, Massachusetts
cute place for the younger kids

Went there a few weeks ago. The museum has been updated since last time I was there, and its nicely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northborough, Massachusetts
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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, 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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
+1 508-929-2700
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place has been here since I was a kid and they keep getting better and better. It is a great place to spend a morning or an afternoon. Bring a picnic and eat on the property. They do birthday parties and events here too....More

Thank sullymom4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there a few weeks ago. The museum has been updated since last time I was there, and its nicely laid out. The outdoor part of the museum needs a little attention. There are only a few animals, but the polar bear enclosure is overgrown...More

1  Thank 724kate
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of empty enclosures for animals. About the only animals there now are otters, owls and a couple bald eagles. No more polar bear! Who knows what used to be in the other empty animal habitat enclosures that are in disrepair. A little miniature...More

Thank worbarry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a work trip with family tagging along. This is an ok spot. Our girls are not yet 4, so they might be a touch young. Used Breathe NH coupons so kids were free. Based on gate price, it seems a hair steep. More of...More

Thank SingingOT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were making a trip to Old Sturbridge Village (about 30 minutes away) and figured that this would be a good stop to add to our trip. We have the Family Membership to the Intrepid Museum in New York City which includes ATSC Membership that...More

Thank Jemlnlx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in the area with my 2 year old granddaughter and decided to stop in. The main building has something for all ages and a planetarium show. Outside there was a bubble play area. There is also a train ride and an awesome play...More

Thank TKearns2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where the stupid people in Worcester go with their kids to spend their money. $14 dollars entrance to see two eagles that are sick, shot the sign says, a pacing porcupine, used to have two otters and some water, now down to one...More

1  Thank William D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It was a family visit with three kids ranging 4 to 13. All of them fully enjoyed the visit with a toy train ride. The exhibits were very good and highly educative.

Thank Jaiprakash48
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The faculty is clean and will keep the kids entertained. Great birthday party venue. However I find the price to be high for what it offers for general admission. If I didn't have the discount that I get then I probably would not go because...More

Thank SR621
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My nephew (and his parents) had an excellent afternoon here exploring and enjoying themselves during the long graduation weekend.

Thank 707Valdez
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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 .