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Coastal Explorations
Summer Programs

Dive into the captivating world of 'Coastal Explorations,' the Marion Natural History Museum's esteemed Children's Summer Program. This science-based educational adventure, focusing on our dynamic coastal ecosystems, is highly respected throughout the Southcoast area.

Each summer, children from all over the nation flock to our museum for this uniquely engaging experience. Under the guidance of our Executive Director, Elizabeth Leidhold, a passionate environmental scientist and seasoned educator, they delve into the wonders of our coastal world.

Our 'Coastal Explorations' program is more than a learning experience – it's an immersion into the heart of our environment. Through this program, we ignite curiosity, nurture a spirit of stewardship, and inspire a lifelong love for learning.

As we approach our August sessions, we urge you to act swiftly. With our commitment to maintaining an excellent student-instructor ratio, our program's capacity is intentionally limited. This ensures a rich, personalized learning environment but also means spots fill up quickly. Don't let this unique opportunity pass by - reserve your child's spot today for an unforgettable summer journey!


"I'm immensely enjoying the excitement of these young minds in our newly enhanced summer program. Our small student-to-instructor ratios are ensuring every child receives the attention they deserve, leading to significant learning and plenty of fun! As the Museum's Director, I couldn't be more thrilled about these improvements. We still have a few coveted spots left for this summer. Don't miss this unique opportunity — register today and be part of this enriching experience!"

Elizabeth Leidhold,
Marion Natural History Museum Executive Director


“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

– Albert Einstein


Our renowned children's summer programs are packed with science-based exploration of our area's forests, wetlands, and coastal environment.

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