Worcester Art Museum
I'm surprised I haven't seen another tip on this museum here. (Unless it's here and I just haven't found it.) This is a very nice little museum with some very nice pieces in it including works by El Greco, Monet, Kandinsky and even a Rembrandt. We saw an exhibit of photographs by Stephen Shore that I found to be very interesting and their recent acquisitions feature Le violon d'Ingres, by Man Ray.
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Check out the Ecotarium!
This is a cool place to check out. This place is like a mini-zoo/planetarium/artsy-fartsy culturistic place to go. There is a zoo section with an area of snowy owls, red fox, river otters, bobcats, mountain lion (I don't know if there's more than 1), and polar bears.
Inside the building are sections titled "Connecting the Americas", "What is Life", "Minerals", "WatersEdge", "Dynamics of the Depths", an African Hall, and a Planetarium. There's also a curator workshop, museum shop, bathroom, and refreshments area to take a quick break. It's a 3 level building with stairs, but there's also an elevator in case you've got a stroller, wheelchair, etc.
There's a mini train ride around the park, so it's a good place to bring the kids, or a date if you're stretching for something to do on the 20+th date.
There is a snack bar, but I recommend going getting something to eat before you go. There is a Piccadilly Pub nearby if you're doing the lunch thing out, too.
This place is in Worcester where you'd never believe it is. Check out the map pic. Feel free to call ahead to see if they're open...and if the train ride is open, too.
The last time I was there was for a jazz concert. There were a few tents pitched in the parking lot, and it was a good time. Check out their website for a calendar of events!
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A great place to live....
A manufacturing and innovation giant for 200 years, Worcester's landscape blends impressive mills and diverse architecture with community-oriented neighborhoods and inviting green spaces. Our municipal services are outstanding, with one of the finest urban school systems in New England and one of the lowest serious crime rates in the country (in cities of 100,000 or more). An admirable mix of old and new, Worcester is one of just two communities nationwide to have been recognized as an All-America City a record five times, most recently in the year 2000.
A great place to do business...
With six million people living within a 50-mile radius, unique opportunities exist in Worcester for dynamic business growth. Once among the pre-eminent manufacturing cities in the nation, Worcester has transformed itself into a leader in advanced manufacturing, information technology, biotechnology, health care and medical research. We offer innovative municipal support for business development and are setting the pace for sound, cooperative growth in New England.
A robust, vibrant City in the heart of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city. A mere hour's distance from Boston, MA, Springfield, MA, Providence, RI and Hartford, CT, Worcester is at the crossroads of several major routes, including the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), Interstates 290 and 395, along with Routes 146 and 20.
Worcester's Centrum Centre
Worcester's Centrum Centre has one of the nation's most successful arenas, hosting musical acts of national and international fame, innovative trade shows, concert theater productions, and exciting family and sporting events. In addition, the Centrum is home to the Worcester IceCats of the American Hockey League.
The Centrum Centre has a new, state-of-the-art convention center with 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, 24,000 square feet in 11 meeting rooms, and a 12,100 square foot ballroom - the largest in Central Massachusetts. Combined with the 14,800-seat arena, the Centrum Centre can accommodate almost any meeting, convention or trade show.
Worcester Science Center...now...
Worcester Science Center...now known as Ecotarium.
A small learning center for children with some 'Zoo' animals too. They have a few animals, a playground, a train ride -fun for kids stuff.
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