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Annual Holiday Party

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 fun making crafts, being with friends, and enjoying some snacks to celebrate the end of the year.

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How to start your own natural history collections

January 24, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 a quick tour of some of the Marion Natural History Museum’s specimens from its beginnings in 1872 to recent donations. Feel free to bring in…

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Bird Feeders and Winter Bird Exploration with Manomet bird observatory

February 15, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 what would be the best food source for their bird based on options provided: mixed seed, sunflower seeds, acorns, etc. and then will be given…

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Naturally Aritistic

March 15, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“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: MNHM Board Member and lifelong artist, Karen Alves has taught at Bridgewater State University for 16 years where her curriculum and teaching style helped hundreds…

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The science of tie dye

April 26, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 molecule actually becomes a part of the t-shirt cellulose molecule. That being said this is a wonderful opportunity to mix science and creativity to create…

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Amazing Arthropods with Blake Dinius

May 3, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 are 300-400 species of silverfish, but only 15 species goldfish. There are more species of bees than birds. And, the number of species of moths…

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THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE!

May 24, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 $20 per participant. Space is limited to 12 children. The program is limited to children ages 6 and older, on a first-come, first-served basis. Parent…

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Exploring Ram Island

May 31, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 intertidal shoreline, mud flats (depending on tide) and several Osprey nests. This will be a longer trip than usual, so please plan to pick up…

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