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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.

Coastal Exploration Session 1

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

Session 1 Dates: Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9 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 1

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

Session 1 Dates: Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9 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 1

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July 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 1 Dates: Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9 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 1

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July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 1 Dates: Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9 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 1

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July 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 1 Dates: Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9 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 2 @ 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 3 @ 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 4 @ 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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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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Upcoming Event

This is Rocket Science!

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June 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Presented by Mike Cronin, Museum Board Member Join us while learning about propulsion and lift with Mike Cronin. Each child will pick up his/her own rocket kit along with an…

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Eastern Box Turtle Adult Program

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May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washburn Park

Presented by Brian Butler, Oxbow Associates Brian is president and lead scientist for Oxbow Associates, an Environmental Consulting Firm frequently involved with field studies of Eastern Box Turtles in the…

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Trip to Bird Island

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May 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Harbormaster’s Office

Presented by Isaac Perry, Marion Harbormaster We will be taking a short boat trip to view our returning water birds. Let’s see if we can find an Osprey, Cormorants, and…

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A Sampling of Past Events

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