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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!

Terrapin Guardians: A Conservation Journey

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February 28 @ 3:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Embark on an enlightening journey with our “Terrapin Guardians” program, led by the committed Deb Ewing. Explore the essential efforts to protect the Diamondback Terrapin, a species facing significant threats.…

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Cosmic Explorations: Astronomy 101

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March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Join us for a stellar adventure in the Universe! Embark on an exciting space odyssey with “Cosmic Explorations: Astronomy 101,” led by amateur astronomer Peter Marshall. What’s in store: Universe…

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Nest Builders & Egg Explorers: Discover the Art of Avian Architecture

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March 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Join us for a fascinating exploration of bird nests and eggs at the museum! This hands-on program delves into our unique collection, offering a close-up view of these natural wonders.…

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Wetland Wonders: Discovering Amphibian Habitats: A Hands-On Journey Through Nature

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April 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Did you know that the small pools you find in the woods, the ones that usually dry up by late summer, start the whole forest food chain?! Dive into the…

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Botanical Chronicles: Herbarium 101 ~ Making a Plant Press

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April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Join us on a botanical journey with “Botanical Chronicles: Herbarium 101.” Discover the fascinating world of herbaria, where preserved plant specimens become a window to the past and a treasure…

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Rocket Science! Ignite Your Imagination with Rocketry

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May 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Prepare for an exhilarating experience with “ROCKET SCIENCE!” Led by rocketry enthusiast Mike Cronin, this program offers a hands-on introduction to the principles of propulsion and lift. What kind of…

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Avian Adventure: A Voyage to Bird Island

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May 22 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Set off on a sought-after journey to Bird Island, renowned for its vibrant bird life. This program, a favorite among after school science and nature enthusiasts, offers an exceptional opportunity…

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Ram Island Expedition: Discovering Unique Ecosystems

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

Set off on a journey to Ram Island, a gem within Sippican Harbor known for its diverse and unique ecosystems. Thanks to the generosity of Michael and Hannah Moore, we…

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