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Embark on a Journey of Discovery with Our Engaging Programs!

Welcome to a realm of natural intrigue at the Marion Natural History Museum, where our programs captivate minds of all ages. Celebrated for the diversity and quality of our topics, we offer a rich tapestry of educational experiences that are both thought-provoking and fun.

Dive into an array of fascinating subjects: from the mysterious lives of sharks and the challenges faced by endangered species like the North Atlantic Right Whale, to the wonders of gardening, the excitement of rocket science, the innovation in robotics, and the advancements in marine technologies. Our programs are tailored to spark curiosity and deepen understanding, making every session a memorable journey of learning.

Accessible to all, our free and low-cost programs are designed to naturally inspire, educate, and engage. Whether you’re participating in our vibrant in-person events at the Museum or enjoying our informative exhibits, there’s always something new and exciting to discover. We warmly invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events and immerse yourself in the world of natural history.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Inviting pollinators to your yard

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March 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Inviting pollinators to your yard with “butterfly man” Joe Dwelly. Let’s take a look at gardening with native plantings that our local butterflies rely on. We will also be looking…

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Spring bird walk

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April 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Join the Marion Natural History Museum and the Nasketucket Bird Club on Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00 am for a spring bird walk. Great for new birders or those interested…

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Amphibian Ecology and Diversity in the Highest Elevations in New Hampshire

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April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Scott Smyers, Senior Scientist with Oxbow Associates, will be presenting his study of Wood Frog populations in high elevations in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Let’s take a look…

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Sailing to Newfoundland – Museum Annual Meeting

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May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Sailing to Newfoundland: ultra-fresh codfish, moose sausage, bergs, endless coastal vistas and wonderful people. Hannah Moore’s husband Michael will describe their summer 2023 on a sailing cruise from Marion, around…

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Dragonfly Walk

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May 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Plymouth County Entomologist Blake Dinius will be guiding us on a search for dragonflies. Let’s find out how many different species we can discover along the wetlands at Grassi Bog.

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NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Dive Into the World of Nature, Science, and the Environment!

Are you interested in getting the inside scoop on topics related to nature, science, and the environment? If yes, then our mailing list is just the thing for you! Sign up to receive exciting updates on these subjects, learn about upcoming events at the Marion Natural History Museum, and discover unique insights before they become common knowledge. We promise to keep our emails engaging and infrequent, and your privacy is a top priority — your email address will remain strictly confidential with us. Join our community of curious minds today and stay connected with the latest in natural history!

 

 

 

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