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Our Programs

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.

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Bird Feeders and Winter Bird Exploration with Manomet bird observatory

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February 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

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…

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How to start your own natural history collections

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March 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

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…

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Naturally Artistic

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March 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Swing by MNHM for pendulum painting as we accelerate our studies of gravity as a force of creativity. After the matter of the splatter, we’ll have one more surprise project…

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Exploring Wetlands and Vernal Pools

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April 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Let’s take a look at these important local habitats and how they help us. We will be conducting several hands on experiments involving water, soils, and taking a close look…

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The Science of Tie Dye with Dr. Dills

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April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

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…

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Amazing Arthropods with Blake Dinius

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

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…

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Trip to Bird Island

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May 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Let’s learn about our feathered arrivals on Bird Island. We will see Common terns and if we’re lucky the endangered Roseate tern. Bird Island provides a very special habitat for…

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THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE!

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

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…

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Let’s look for winter ducks at Silvershell Beach

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February 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Justin Barrett, museum board member and president of the Nasketucket Bird Club, will guide us through some areas at Silvershell Beach that commonly host our winged winter arrivals. Never been…

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Winter Walk at Washburn with the Marion Natural History Museum

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February 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Join the Marion Natural History Museum and Service Forester James Rassman for a walk around Washburn Park. We will be learning to identify various tree and shrub species using their…

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Naturally Artistic for Adults

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

Turn your smartphone into an ARTPHONE at our Naturally Artistic program. Join us and explore the basics of nature photography from photo composition, natural lighting, textures and more. No matter…

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Butterflies of Southeastern Mass and the Cape

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April 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Wednesday morning community/senior programs – 10:30 – 11:30 “Butterfly Man” Joe Dwelly. a Yarmouth resident, will be visiting the Marion Natural History Museum to share what he knows about our…

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A potential win for Fisheries and Endangered right whales

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May 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Natural History Museum

Woods Hole Researcher Michael Moore has been working with fishermen, engineers, and other scientists to adapt technology that allows bottom trap retrieval with less risk of whale and turtle entanglement.…

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Marion Natural History Museum – butterfly walk at Washburn Park

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May 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

Join Massachusetts Butterfly Club member Andrew Griffith for a short walk and discussion looking for butterflies around the beginning of the Washburn Park trails. The purpose of the walk will…

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