The EcoTarium, New England's leading museum of science and nature, has announced a five year partnership with National Geographic.
As one of fewer than ten museums in the United States, and the only one in New England, to have an exclusive partnership with National Geographic, the EcoTarium has privileged access to one of the world’s largest and most diverse libraries of award-winning science, nature and adventure films. In addition, partners also enjoy access to National Geographic’s wide variety of travelling exhibits, innovative educational resources, marketing support for new film releases and special benefits for EcoTarium members.
Commenting on the announcement Joseph Cox, president of the EcoTarium, said, “Partnering with National Geographic, one of the most well respected providers of scientific content in the world, allows us to work towards our strategic goal of becoming a national leader in engaging communities with science and nature.”
National Geographic is committed to producing or releasing two new titles each year, the majority of which are available for the digital full-dome format. The partnership with National Geographic means that the EcoTarium will be one of the first venues to screen National Geographic’s new titles in the United States,
EcoTarium’s theater will be rebranded as the Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater, and a portion of programming each year will be devoted exclusively to National Geographic films.
Mark Katz, president of distribution for National Geographic Studios, said, “We are excited to have the EcoTarium onboard as a partner. In addition to helping bring our engaging films to Worcester, Massachusetts, its commitment to screen our films will allow us to create even more content for audiences here and around the world.”
The first National Geographic film to show at the EcoTarium is “Mysteries of the Unseen World” from October 11, 2014.