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The City of Worcester Ma has a large variety of fun and exciting activities to choose from for a day out with family and friends. Check out this list of our favorite places to go!

  1. Escape Rooms at Live Action Escapes – https://liveactionescapes.com/
    1 Exchange Street Worcester MA 01608
    We’re not against tooting our own horn a little here and putting ourselves first on the list. Escape room games are a great activity for all kinds of groups from family with kids of all ages to date night, a fun night out with friends, bachelor and bachelorette parties, team building and birthday parties.
    With 5 different games available, all with different themes and stories, there is something for everyone!
  • Do you need to book it in advance?
    Yes. Our rooms are very popular especially around the weekend so it is absolutely required that you book online or phone in to reserve the time slot for the game you want to play.
  • How much does it cost?
    The tickets are normally $27 per person however if you book a private game you save 10% off the total cost (and you get to be with just people you invited). Also, like our Facebook page to stay up to date with all of the special promotions we run.
  • How long does it last?
    We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your game for instructions, the escape room game lasts up to 60 minutes and about a 10 debrief and pictures afterwards.
  • When is Live Action Escapes open?
    Our normal public business hours are
    Thurs – Fri 4pm-9:30pm,
    Sat 12pm-9:30pm and
    Sun 12pm-8pm
    We are also open Mon – Wed 10am-10pm and Thurs and Fri 10am-3pm for special private events.
  1. Indoor Rock Climbing at Central Rock Gym – https://centralrockgym.com/worcester/
    299 Barber Ave Worcester MA 10606
    It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or your an experienced climber this indoor rock climbing gym is perfect for everyone looking to get physical.
  • Do you need to book in advance?
    Pre-registration is highly recommended as the classes fill up quickly. Check their website for more information about their requirements.
  • How much does it cost?
    Day passes start at $20
  • How long does it last?
    This all depends on you and what you’re hoping to do at the gym. They offer a number of passes and classes to choose from.
  • When is Central Rock Gym open?
    Mon, Wed, Fri: 6am – 10:30pm,
    Tues, Thurs: 11am – 10:30pm,
    Sat, Sun: 9am – 9pm
  1. Ice Skating at the Worcester Common Oval  – http://www.worcesterma.gov/worcester-common-oval/ice-skating
    455 Main Street Worcester MA 10608, behind city hall
    This outdoor ice skating rink,open during the winter months only, is 4,000sqft larger than the rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. This rink has skate rentals available as well.
  • Do you need to book in advance?
    No.
  • How much does it cost?
    $5 per person
  • How long does it last?
    However long you would like to stay
  • When is the rink open open?
    Their hours vary so you can check them out on their website.  
  1. Worcester Art Museum – https://www.worcesterart.org/
    55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA 01609
    This museum has a lot of art pieces that attract the attention of many different types of people. They also offer art classes that you can sign up for as well.
  • Do you need to book in advance?
    Not for viewing the gallery however most art classes require pre-registration.
  • How much does it cost?
    Admission starts at $6 for kids age 4-17, $16 for adults and $14 for seniors (65+)
    They do have discounts for students, military, EBT card holders and Bank of America card holders.  
  • How long does it last?
    Again, this all depends on you and what you’re hoping to do. You could spend all day at the museum from open to close if you are really a lover of art.
  • When is the Worcester Art Museum open?
    Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
    3rd Thursday of every month 10am – 8pm
  1. Ecotarium – https://www.ecotarium.org/
    222 Harrington Way Worcester, MA 01604
    The Ecotarium is a fun family museum of science and nature. The have this awesome planetarium that you can visit too.
  • Do you need to book in advance?
    No. Tickets can be purchased the day of.
  • How much does it cost?
    Admission is $14 – $18. Planetarium tickets are an additional $4/$5.   
  • How long does it last?
    Stay all day if you would like!
  • When is the Worcester Art Museum open?
    Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Closed most Mondays. Open on all holiday and vacation-week Mondays