Discovering the thrill of playing and creating with mud at the EcoTarium

Allan Jung
Telegram & Gazette
Judah Tokarz, 2, of Worcester, right, and Nathan Schmidt, of Nashua, N.H., who turns 3 in July, take the squishy lead during Mud Day at The EcoTarium. Children got to make and play in mud as well as create with it Saturday.
Cora Donahue, 4, of Sutton, was covered in freckles of mud during Mud Day at The EcoTarium. Children got to make and play in mud as well as create with it Saturday.

WORCESTER — Kids got down and and dirty by creating mud pies and mud paintings, and playing mud games during Mud Day at the EcoTarium on Saturday. 

Children of all ages took part in muddy activities at the science and nature museum that included making mud, playing with mud, stories about mud, making mud and clay sculptures and other artwork, the science of mud, mud games, and a barefoot sensory walk through, well, mud.