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Naturally intriguing programs for all ages!

Known for the scope and quality of the topics we cover, the Marion Natural History Museum offers interesting, thought-provoking, educational programming to children and adults alike.

At the Museum, via zoom and often recorded on ORC TV, our programs are both educational and entertaining—how can you not be fascinated by learning about sharks, endangered species like the North Atlantic Right Whale, gardening, rockets, robotics, the latest in marine technologies, and more? Our free and low-cost programs and exhibits inspire, educate, and nurture people of all ages. We welcome you to join us at one of our upcoming events.



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

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Our community programs are geared towards subjects that will interest and egage people of all ages.

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Nature Illustration

February 15 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Let’s have some fun drawing from nature! Drawing a natural item – a leaf, a shell, an insect – increases your observational skills and knowledge about that item. From the…

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Wild Plant Identification Walk

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July 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Marion Natural History Museum
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Wild Encounters!

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July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

DATE CHANGE TO JULY 27th  Wild Care – Wild Encounters “Help! A bird struck my window… “There’s a baby squirrel at my doorstep… Now what?”  Wild Care, Inc. is a nonprofit…

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Our renowned children's summer programs are packed with science-based exploration of our area's forests, wetlands, and coastal environment. We are currently planning our summer season. Please check back soon for more details, and/or join our email list.



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