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After School Programs

Our after school programs are run by the Museum's Executive Director, Elizabeth Leidhold, an environmental scientist and lifelong educator who has inspired hundreds of young people within our communities.

Our fun-filled science programs, taught by Elizabeth or local experts, are exceptionally regarded and always interesting, and seek to connect kids with the amazing natural world around them. Please register early, programs fill quickly!

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.”

– Plutarch

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Our after school programs connect kids with the amazing natural world around them. Register Today!

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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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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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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The science of tie dye

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April 26, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

When you introduce a typical piece of clothing made of cotton or linen to a colored dye, fiber reactive dyes attach to cellulose fibers using a covalent bond. The dye…

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Amazing Arthropods with Blake Dinius

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

Insects are the “little ones who run our world” – Renowned entomologist Edward O. Wilson. Insects and spiders make up about 77% of all animal species on the plant. There…

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THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE!

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

Join us while learning about propulsion and lift with Mike Cronin. Each child will have his/her own rocket with motor to assemble and launch. The cost for this program is…

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Exploring Ram Island

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May 31, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Ram Island is situated within Sippican Harbor and has some unique ecosystems for us to explore. Michael and Hannah Moore have kindly invited our group to explore their saltmarshes, rocky…

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