Attention Animal Lovers: EcoTarium has a Summer Camp for you! Sign up now!

Extraordinary explorations and adventures are on the agenda once again at the EcoTarium’s popular Summer Discovery Camp for children ages 5-14!

Registrations are still open for two camps perfect for animal lovers! See below for information and reserve your spot before they sell out!

Summer Discovery Camp 2018

Animal Treats and Training / July 2 – 6
Ages 7-14*: $330 per week
Half-Day Tadpoles (Ages 5 and 6): $190 per week
Full-Day Tadpoles (Ages 5 and 6): $375 per week

Training time for a skunk? Giant boxes filled with shredded paper and treats for a fox? Ever wonder what the river otters’ favorite toys might be? For many animals, living under human care is much different than living on their own in the wild. Come find out what zookeepers do to ensure that these creatures are well taken care of and healthy. Watch our wildlife staff conduct animal training, and then design and build puzzles and toys to engage our resident animals. Take on “Animal Challenges” as you discover how animals think, play and survive in the natural world.

Creature Features  / August 6 – 10
Ages 7-14*: $330 per week
Half-Day Tadpoles (Ages 5 and 6): $190 per week
Full-Day Tadpoles (Ages 5 and 6): $375 per week

If you are curious about how animals “talk” to each other, or find yourself wondering how your five senses compare to those of an owl or otter, get ready for a week of all things animals! From feathers and scales to paws and claws, discover how different animals talk, eat, move and play as we explore the EcoTarium’s ponds, forest and meadow. Campers will also get a sneak peek behind the scenes to meet our resident wildlife. Learn what makes each group of animals unique as you investigate animal adaptations. Make sure to bring your curiosity and a sense of wonder!

Camp Information

Extended Care:
Extended care hours are offered from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. $70 per week
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $70 per week

Member Discounts:
Member Discounts: EcoTarium members receive 15% off before March 1, and 10% off as of March 1! To receive the members’ discount on camps, join online at or ask about membership and all its many benefits when you register. EcoTarium membership (Family/Grandparent level or higher) must be valid during camp session for discount.

To register, call us at 508.929.2703 to process your registration by phone. The Reservations Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Camps at EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way, Worcester MA 508-929-2700

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