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Celebrate with us!
Join us for our sesquicentennial celebration & open house. Our event begins at 7pm with an introduction to the Museum’s latest display, the Coahuila Meteorite here on loan to MNHM from the Mineralogical & Geological Museum, Harvard University.
The evening’s speaker is Mark Munkacsy, an amateur astronomer with the American Association of Variable Star Observers and president of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England. Mark will cover where the meteorite has been, how it formed, how old it is and what sequence of events may have occurred for it to appear here on earth.
- Learn about (and touch!) the Coahuila meteorite here at the Marion Natural History Museum
- Look out under the night sky via eight inch & eleven inch reflector telescopes
- Visit space in virtual reality using the Museum’s virtual reality headset
- Check out our new nearly 20-foot mural of Bird Island
- Enjoy light refreshments, compliments of On the Go
Help us celebrate this important anniversary for our museum and for our community — all are welcome!
Whether you can go (hooray!) or can’t go (boo!), we hope you’ll also consider a donation to the museum — donations like yours help us improve the museum’s displays, book more presenters, and expand our after school programs.
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