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Science & Nature

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604, 508-929-2700
Sun: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM, Mon: Closed, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Set in an urban oasis of woodlands and wetlands, EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum that allows adults and children to discover firsthand the wonders of science and the natural world. Three floors of interactive exhibits, wildlife habitats, nature trails, and a digital planetarium are designed to inspire a passion for science and nature. Meet live animals, stroll interpretive trails, ride the train, or walk among the treetops 40 feet above ground. Seasonal outdoor café and Museum Store located on-site. With three levels of exhibit floors (available for rent after 5pm for up to 250 guests), EcoTarium offers a year-round calendar of events and exhibits, including the Live at Sunset outdoor concert series in June and July. Parking is free. Pets are prohibited by USDA.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Oct 4 - Apr 26, KEVA: Build It Up!
Wednesdays, through Dec 16, Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays
Saturday, Mar 14, The Ultimate Pi Day Celebration

Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

414 Massasoit Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604, 508-753-6087
Sun: 12:30 PM-4:00 PM, Mon: Closed, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Broad Meadow Brook is the largest urban nature sanctuary in New England. With over 400 acres, featuring more than five miles of marked trails, we offer programs for people of all ages, a gift shop, book store, nature exhibits, and meeting space.  We also serve as a visitor information center for the National Park Service's John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
Wednesdays, Sep 3 - Dec 30, Volunteer Day at Broad Meadow Brook
Mondays, through Mar 30, Discovering Nature as a Preschooler - Spring 2015 Monday Session I
Tuesdays, through Mar 31, Discovering Nature as a Preschooler - Spring 2015 Tuesday Session I

Mass. Wildlife Headquarters

1 North Drive, Westborough, MA 01581, 508-389-6300

Park Spirit of Worcester

Worcester, MA 01602
A Non-Profit Advocacy Group for Worcester's Parks

Perkins Farm

949 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505, 508-869-6111
Sun: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Mon: Closed, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
A year-round display of blooming plants, featuring two conservatories filled with flowering subtropical plants in winter, citrus and palm trees, seasonal displays, and special events. Distinctive gardens showcasing more than 350 varieties of trees and shrubs in the Lawn Garden alone, along with evergreens and fruiting plants, woodland trails, meadows, gift shop, library, café. Dozens of educational and artistic programs for adults and youths, some eligible for college credit. Open Tues-Sun, 9am-5pm and holiday Mondays. Twigs Cafe serves lunch 11am-3pm. Library is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Guided Tour every Sunday at 2pm. Horticultural Hotline operates on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm for gardening questions. Call the telephone number or sign on to the website for details and directions; group rates available.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, through Apr 30, Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library Exhibit: Ex Libris, Dr. John Green
Wednesdays, through Mar 25, Conservatory Tours
Tuesdays, through Mar 31, Cooking Demonstrations with Tower Hill Chef Matt Landry

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