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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

Spring bird walk

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April 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Join the Marion Natural History Museum and the Nasketucket Bird Club on Wednesday, April 17th at 8:00 am for a spring bird walk. Great for new birders or those interested…

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Botanical Chronicles: Herbarium 101 ~ Making a Plant Press

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April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Join us on a botanical journey with “Botanical Chronicles: Herbarium 101.” Discover the fascinating world of herbaria, where preserved plant specimens become a window to the past and a treasure…

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Sailing to Newfoundland – Museum Annual Meeting

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May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Sailing to Newfoundland: ultra-fresh codfish, moose sausage, bergs, endless coastal vistas and wonderful people. Hannah Moore’s husband Michael will describe their summer 2023 on a sailing cruise from Marion, around…

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Rocket Science! Ignite Your Imagination with Rocketry

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May 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Prepare for an exhilarating experience with “ROCKET SCIENCE!” Led by rocketry enthusiast Mike Cronin, this program offers a hands-on introduction to the principles of propulsion and lift. What kind of…

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Remarkable Natives for Beautiful Gardens with Kerry Ann Mendez

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May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Join Perennially Yours’ author and garden expert Kerry Mendez for an introduction to dazzling native species that attract accolades as well as pollinators. The presentation includes mail-order sources for natives…

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Rocket Science 2

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May 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Prepare for an exhilarating experience with “ROCKET SCIENCE!” Led by rocketry enthusiast Mike Cronin, this program offers a hands-on introduction to the principles of propulsion and lift. We’ve filled our…

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Avian Adventure: A Voyage to Bird Island

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May 22 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Set off on a sought-after journey to Bird Island, renowned for its vibrant bird life. This program, a favorite among after school science and nature enthusiasts, offers an exceptional opportunity…

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Dragonfly Walk

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May 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Plymouth County Entomologist Blake Dinius will be guiding us on a search for dragonflies. Swooping, soaring and perching dragonflies including damselflies are some of the top tier predators of the…

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Are you interested in getting the inside scoop on topics related to nature, science, and the environment? If yes, then our mailing list is just the thing for you! Sign up to receive exciting updates on these subjects, learn about upcoming events at the Marion Natural History Museum, and discover unique insights before they become common knowledge. We promise to keep our emails engaging and infrequent, and your privacy is a top priority — your email address will remain strictly confidential with us. Join our community of curious minds today and stay connected with the latest in natural history!

 

 

 

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