323-acre Rutland home marketed by EcoTarium is slated to be camp for small children

The EcoTarium is slated to reopen to the public April 23.

WORCESTER — The EcoTarium museum of science and nature sold 323 acres of mostly wooded land in Rutland to a personal buyer for $400,000.

The land includes a 7-acre pond and 15 structures from a former camp employed for academic purposes.

The customer is “intrigued in reviving the outdated ecological camp on the home,” said Keith Ross of LandVest, Inc., the broker for the deal.

“It will be a camp for children,” said Kerry Castorano, vice president of institutional advancement and instruction for the EcoTarium.

According to Ross, state restrictions on the assets limit the land’s use.

“It are not able to be utilised as residential,” he reported.  

The EcoTarium, situated at 222 Harrington Way in Worcester, declared final week that it will reopen its outdoor reveals, trails and grounds to the community April 23 after staying closed for above seven months.