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We Bring Nature and Science Education to Our Community

150 MNHM & Tag

Join us at the Marion Natural History Museum where we are celebrating our 150th Anniversary this year! Our mission is to spark natural curiosity, foster environmental stewardship, and inspire lifelong learning by making science and technology accessible to all. We specialize in the natural history of our local area, and provide exhibits, lectures, and educational programs for youth and adults.

The Museum acts as an educational and informational resource for the surrounding area focusing on our local coastal and offshore areas. We relate issues of concern that pertain to those areas through our archives, displays, and outreach programs. By promoting public interest in and knowledge of science and natural history, we aim to increase our collective awareness of our relationship within our environment.

A well-loved institution in our area, the Museum has helped to guide our area youth into careers in nature, science, and engineering. We welcome visitors, volunteers, and new members. We seek sponsors, donors, and partner organizations to support us, especially in preparation for 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

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December 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join our annual holiday craft party!  We will be celebrating the holidays by making gifts and crafts from natural and recycled materials. Join us for this annual get-together and have…

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Birding apps for beginers

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January 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Justin Barrett, museum board member and president of the Nasketucket Bird Club, will be showing us the basics of the most popular birding apps. The Great Backyard Bird Count is…

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A potential win for Fisheries and Endangered right whales

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January 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Woods Hole Researcher Michael Moore has been working with fishermen, engineers, and other scientists to adapt technology that allows bottom trap retrieval with less risk of whale and turtle entanglement.…

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How to start your own natural history collections

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January 24, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

We will take a look at how you can begin your own collections. We will cover aspects such as identifying your specimen, correctly labelling, and storage. We will also take…

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Let’s look for winter ducks at Silvershell Beach

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February 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Justin Barrett, museum board member and president of the Nasketucket Bird Club, will guide us through some areas at Silvershell Beach that commonly host our winged winter arrivals. Never been…

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Winter Walk at Washburn with the Marion Natural History Museum

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February 15, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Join the Marion Natural History Museum and Service Forester James Rassman for a walk around Washburn Park. We will be learning to identify various tree and shrub species using their…

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Bird Feeders and Winter Bird Exploration with Manomet bird observatory

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February 15, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Students will explore local birds that overwinter in Massachusetts. They will be given model birds to identify and information about their overwintering behaviors and diet. Students will have to determine…

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Naturally Aritistic

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March 15, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

“Naturally” Artistic – Join us after school where we’ll explore the synergy of nature and art. Plan to roll up your sleeves, have fun and get creative! About the instructor:…

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