We Bring Nature and Science Education to Our Community
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