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EcoTarium

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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
+1 508-929-2700
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Fabulous Hands On Museum

This was a wonderful experience. Total play and learning from beginning to end. The exhibits were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
itsy2017
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Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
Great kids attraction

The Ecotarium has a wide array of things for kids to do. A nice train ride around the property, a... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
doogha
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campton, NH
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604-1899
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+1 508-929-2700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience. Total play and learning from beginning to end. The exhibits were nicely done.

Thank itsy2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The Ecotarium has a wide array of things for kids to do. A nice train ride around the property, a planetarium with good shows and plenty of small nature and science exhibits inside. Wind tunnel is pretty cool, the ant colonies are fascinating, a decent...More

1  Thank doogha
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Families will enjoy this very approachable and hands onscience and nature site with many outdoor and indoor exhibits ad activities geared to children of all ages.

Thank Gayle G
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The EcoTarium in Worcester, Massachusetts is categorized as a museum of science and nature. It features three floors of exhibits as well as live animals, nature trails and a train ride spring through fall. There is also a planetarium for an additional charge. If you...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Has a lot of space to let kids run around & the bubble inter-active exhibit is a hit! The wind tunnel is very cool - limited aquatic exhibit & some old displays but still worth once a year visit & little kids love the train...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Very fun for younger children unfortunately if your handicapped they do not enforce people who illegally park in clearly marked handicapped spotsMore

2  Thank Ricky R
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EcoTarium_Worcester, Public Relations Manager at EcoTarium, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hi Ricky, I'm sorry to hear that there was someone illegally parked in a marked handicap spot, we take this quite seriously. I have notified our guest services staff and please notify our desk if you see this happen again in the future. Since we...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Not too complicated, but plenty interesting for kids (and the adults with them), the hands-on exhibits and opportunities kept us there longer than might have been the case. Weather was frigid, so we didn't deal with anything outdoors, but our seven year-old grandson didn't miss...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The EcoTarium is a family-friendly, indoor-outdoor museum located in Worcester, Massachusetts. There are three floors of interactive exhibits, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a seasonal train...More

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 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
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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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