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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.


Backyard Archaeology

October 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  Backyard Archaeology with Jim Pierson. In celebration of Archaeology Month we will be looking at the basics for finding artifacts in your own backyard. We will be practicing techniques…

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Sea Turtle T.L.C.

November 9 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sea Turtle T.L.C. with Sara Sperber, Operations and Programs Coordinator, National Marine Life Center. How do you take care of a sick sea turtle?  Students will learn about sea turtle…

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Introduction to Forestry

November 30 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 pm

November 30, 2022 – Introduction to Forestry. Join Service Forester Jim Rassman as we learn about the trees of Massachusetts.  We will learn about different types of local trees, how…

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What do owls eat?

December 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

What is an owl pellet? How is it formed? What is in it?  Let’s use our magnifiers and dissecting microscopes to take a close look at what is in these…

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

Plastics in the environment, what do we know and don’t know

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Chris Reddy, Senior Scientist, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution studies marine pollution, petroleum geochemistry, and develops natural products for the cosmetics industry. Reddy became interested in…

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150th Anniversary Celebration & Open House

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marion Natural History Museum

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…

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Fall Bird Walk in Washburn Park

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Join the Marion Natural History Museum and the Nasketucket Bird Club on Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 am for a fall bird walk. Great for new birders or those interested…

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