307 Grafton St #203, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

EcoTarium: The Museum Of Science And Nature

During the winter months of January and February things can be dull and drab. This can be a great time to schedule dental checkups and cleanings for your family, and when you’re done, there are plenty of fun things to do, too! (Not that going to the dentist isn’t fun!) If you are looking for a great indoor activity to enjoy with your family and friends, check out the EcoTarium, the museum of science and nature in Worcester.

About EcoTarium

The EcoTarium is a family-friendly, indoor-outdoor museum located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It features three floors of interactive exhibits including Turtle Travels, The Artic Next Door, Nature Explore Outdoor Exhibit, and City Science. It also hosts exciting shows in the digital planetarium, which features Digital Light Processing technology from Sky-Skan, Inc., and uses images from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope to create a three-dimensional solar system projected onto a 40-foot dome. You can also enjoy daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a seasonal train ride around the grounds.

More Information

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 12pm to 5pm; Closed Mondays.

Admission: Adults $15; Seniors (65+) $10; Children 2 to 18 $10; Children under 2 are FREE; College Students (w/ID) $10; Members are FREE

Address: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604

Gift Shop

Don’t forget to visit the gift shop, stocked full of unique treasures and fun gifts for all interests, budgets, and ages. There are educational and fun science kits and books, toys, puppets, giftware, field guides, and plenty more! And EcoTarium members receive 10 percent off all purchases in the gift shop!