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

The land includes a 7-acre pond and 15 properties from a previous camp utilized for instructional needs.

The customer is “intrigued in reviving the previous ecological camp on the property,” mentioned Keith Ross of LandVest, Inc., the broker for the deal.

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

In accordance to Ross, condition limitations on the assets restrict the land’s use.

“It are not able to be utilized as residential,” he claimed.  

The EcoTarium, positioned at 222 Harrington Way in Worcester, announced final week that it will reopen its outdoor displays, trails and grounds to the public April 23 just after remaining shut for around 7 months.