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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
+1 508-929-2700
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Decent place for young kids

The Ecotarium tries hard and is old Worcester Scuene Center. I find it is most suitable for younger... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert R
Great Place for Kids!

Took our kids here as we were passing through to let them stretch their legs before we started the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
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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” (35 reviews)
“zip line” (15 reviews)
“live animals” (13 reviews)
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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
+1 508-929-2700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it here, perfect for children of all ages! Indoor and outdoor activities, live small animals, a train, and a stream. Many sensory options, different activities for different ages, fun for all.

Thank 19mae84
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the ecotarium a lot we got to see the baby otter and learn all about otters from the animal handlers they also had bald eagles , foxes , porcupine, skunks , turtles and more and we were told they will get a mountain...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Loved the river otter she was adorable! Small museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits. Decent amount of live animals.

Thank Kayla Marie G
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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
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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
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 .