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EcoTarium

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Beautiful museum. Very clean. Lots of things to keep kids busy. Walk the trail ( little pond... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
rickysheiy
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Will be back!

Attended the Ecotarium for the first time with 3 kids, ages 2, 6, 11, and with a grandparent as... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
CYNDI Z
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Chelmsford, 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...more
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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The Ecotarium is walking distance from my home. I don’t know why I don’t visit more. They always have lots to do for the kids. As an adult I always enjoy myself. They have something for everyone. Train rides, a small zoo area, summer programs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

We were there on a Saturday with 2 adults and 6 kids ages 7-14. Everyone had a fun time. The younger kids loved the bubble yard and the playground, the older kids loved the interactive exhibits, they loved the hurricane tunnel, and the overall feel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

I visited the EcoTarium with my 9 year old grandson. There were some exhibits that were age appropriate, but most were for younger children. I think the hands on exhibits were geared to younger children. Be sure to check the train schedule. We didn’t have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Lack of fun things to do. Limited displays. 3 year old had more fun going in the elevator than interacting with any of the exhibits.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I took my 2 year old granddaughter to this place. We spent the entire afternoon there and she was never bored. It was very hands-on and there were lots of things for her to play with. There were taxedermied animals for her to look at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Set in a beautiful location overlooking various mountains beyond, the Museum welcomed us to a positive, vibrant atmosphere; the rotunda in front is spacious and overlooks various scenic areas in the region. The inside is not very large but has quality exhibits: Two floors house...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful museum. Very clean. Lots of things to keep kids busy. Walk the trail ( little pond) around the museum. They have story time for kids every Wednesday with usually include an interaction with a creature. Don’t forget to get train ticket for $3 pp.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

We have brought our grandchildren, ages 7, 9 & 10 several times to the Ecotarium. The kids have always found it fun. The Ecotarium changes their exhibits. Free parking, easy access. Great Planetarium with presentations children can learn from and enjoy. Admission is very reasonable.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Attended the Ecotarium for the first time with 3 kids, ages 2, 6, 11, and with a grandparent as well. There was something for all ages which was nice!! 3 floors, interactive exhibits, outdoor exhibits...There was so much to explore, that we didn’t get to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank CYNDI Z
Reviewed 15 July 2018

My kids were 9 and 11 when we visited and they seemed to be a bit old for this place, mainly because many of the other kids were all younger. However, we still spent quite a bit of time there, so I think they are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Robski2014
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
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JDDaddy
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
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Jennifer T
29 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 .
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