Skip to content

The Natural World Is

We Bring Nature and Science Education to Our Community

Our mission is to promote public interest in and knowledge of science and natural history in order to increase our collective awareness of man’s relationship within his environment.

We act as an educational and informational resource for the surrounding area, specializing in the natural history of our local coastal and offshore areas and to relate issues of concern that pertain to those areas through our archives, displays, and outreach programs.

“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

Museum Limited Reopening

The Marion Natural History Museum is open in a limited fashion. Please visit our COVID-19 page for details.

Rescheduled – Tick Borne Diseases with Blake Dinius

Category:
December 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Hate ticks? Ticks are not just creepy; They can transmit over 10 different diseases with potentially life-altering impacts. Ticks are shrouded in both fear and misinformation. What yard sprays should…

Read More

Holiday Party

Category:
December 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Holiday Party December 15 Let’s have fun together designing gifts with natural and recycled craft materials. Bring your unique artistic talents and let’s make some gifts for the holidays. Depending…

Read More

Join Us For An
Upcoming Event

Shed Hunting 101

Category:
November 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Shed Hunting 101 November 17 Shed hunting is the pursuit of finding antlers that have been naturally shed by any antler-bearing mammal such as moose, caribou, elk and deer. These…

Read More

We Are All Whalers by Dr. Michael Moore

Category: ,
November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

The Plight of Whales and Our Responsibility With Michael J. Moore Relating his experiences caring for endangered whales, a veterinarian and marine scientist shows we can all share in the…

Read More

NECWA Terrapin and Sunfish Rescue

Category:
November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

NECWA Terrapin and Sunfish Rescue with Carol “Krill” Carson, founder and president of New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance November 3 Each late summer and fall, ocean sunfish strand along the…

Read More

A Sampling of Past Events

Scroll To Top