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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.

Seashore Netting

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September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Seashore Netting September 29 We will be walking down to the Marion Harbormaster’s beach to use the large seining net and see what animals are still in the harbor.  Watershoes…

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Can Seaweed Feed and Fuel the Future?

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September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

About 90 percent of our energy presently comes from finite natural resources—oil and gas—whose extraction and use contribute to pollution and climate change. Farmed seaweed, on the other hand, needs only seawater and sunlight to thrive, and can provide carbon-neutral nutrition and energy.

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Introduction to Forestry

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October 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Introduction to Forestry with MA state forester James Rassman October 6 Join Service Forester Jim Rassman as we learn about the trees of Massachusetts. We will learn about different types…

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Forestry Health

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October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Forestry Health with Felicia Hubacz, MA DCR Forester October 19 Join DCR Forest Health Specialist Felicia Hubacz as she discusses the State’s major forest health issues of the last year.…

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Fall Bird Migration

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October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Fall Bird Migration! with Justin Barrett, President of the Nasketucket Bird Club October 20 Bird migration is one of the most harrowing feats a bird can accomplish! We’ll be learning…

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Tick-Borne Diseases with Blake Dinius

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October 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Tick Borne Diseases October 27 Tick Borne Diseases with Blake Dinius, Entomologist with Plymouth County Ext. Service. When it comes to preventing tick bites, it’s all about knowledge, not fear.…

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Future of Natural History Museums with Eric Dorfman

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November 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Future of Natural History Museums with focus on small museums like the Marion Natural History Museum. November 3 Speaker is Eric Dorfman, author of the book, “The Future of Natural…

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NECWA Terrapin and Sunfish Rescue

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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…

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Shed Hunting 101

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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…

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Holiday Party

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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…

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How Trees Communicate, Exploring the Underground Network of Trees

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August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Join the Marion Natural History Museum, Friday, August 20 at the Museum, 7 – 8 pm How trees communicate – Exploring the underground network of trees with Valentina Lagomarsino, PhD…

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Coastal Exploration Session 2

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August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 2 Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6. FOR GRADES ENTERING 3 – 5 This week-long, half-day program will feature exploration of our rocky intertidal shorelines, salt marshes,…

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Coastal Exploration Session 2

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August 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 2 Dates: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6. FOR GRADES ENTERING 3 – 5 This week-long, half-day program will feature exploration of our rocky intertidal shorelines, salt marshes,…

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