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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

Terrapin Guardians: A Conservation Journey

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February 28 @ 3:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Embark on an enlightening journey with our “Terrapin Guardians” program, led by the committed Deb Ewing. Explore the essential efforts to protect the Diamondback Terrapin, a species facing significant threats.…

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Cosmic Explorations: Astronomy 101

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

Join us for a stellar adventure in the Universe! Embark on an exciting space odyssey with “Cosmic Explorations: Astronomy 101,” led by amateur astronomer Peter Marshall. What’s in store: Universe…

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Inviting pollinators to your yard

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March 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Inviting pollinators to your yard with “butterfly man” Joe Dwelly. Let’s take a look at gardening with native plantings that our local butterflies rely on. We will also be looking…

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Nest Builders & Egg Explorers: Discover the Art of Avian Architecture

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March 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Join us for a fascinating exploration of bird nests and eggs at the museum! This hands-on program delves into our unique collection, offering a close-up view of these natural wonders.…

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Spring bird walk

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

Join the Marion Natural History Museum and the Nasketucket Bird Club on Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00 am for a spring bird walk. Great for new birders or those interested…

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Wetland Wonders: Discovering Amphibian Habitats: A Hands-On Journey Through Nature

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April 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Did you know that the small pools you find in the woods, the ones that usually dry up by late summer, start the whole forest food chain?! Dive into the…

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Amphibian Ecology and Diversity in the Highest Elevations in New Hampshire

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April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Scott Smyers, Senior Scientist with Oxbow Associates, will be presenting his study of Wood Frog populations in high elevations in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Let’s take a look…

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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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