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Illuminating Minds: Celebrating Nature and Science in Our Community

150 MNHM & Tag

Step into a world of discovery at the Marion Natural History Museum, proudly marking our 150th anniversary in 2022! Our enduring mission is a beacon of inspiration: to ignite a passion for the natural world, cultivate environmental guardians, and instill a lifelong zeal for learning through accessible science and technology. Our focus? The rich natural history of our locality, brought to life through engaging exhibits, enlightening lectures, and interactive educational programs for both the young and the young at heart.

As a cornerstone of education and information in our community, the Museum is dedicated to exploring and explaining the wonders of our local coastal and offshore environments. Our exhibits, archives, and dynamic outreach programs delve into pertinent issues, sparking public interest and deepening understanding of science and natural history. Our goal? To nurture a profound and informed connection with our environment, fostering a community that is both aware and caring.

The Museum is more than just a place to visit; it's a launchpad for future scientists, naturalists, and engineers. Our impact resonates through generations, nurturing the curiosity and ambition of area youth. We invite you to be part of this journey – as a visitor, volunteer, member, sponsor, donor, or partner organization. Join us in celebrating and sustaining this legacy, especially as we commemorate our 150th anniversary.

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
~ Rachel Carson

Join Us For Our Upcoming Events

Annual Holiday Party!

December 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Let’s have fun at our annual holiday party. We’ll be making gifts from natural and recycled materials. As usual we will be spread out over several tables for a variety…

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