MNHM Summer Programs

Come and enjoy the summer in Marion with the Marion Natural History Museum’s Summer Programs.

Life along the Shore: During this program, we will be visiting the shoreline and exploring the plants and animals that live in our area’s many coastal habitats. With the use of games, journals, introductory science techniques and hands-on activities, this will be a wonderful first look at life in our coastal environment. For students entering grades 1 and 2.

Coastal Explorations I & II: The Coastal Explorations I program will feature explorations of our rocky intertidal shoreline, salt marshes, estuaries as well as freshwater riverbanks, swamps, ponds and bogs. We will look at the birds, amphibians, fish and invertebrates that make these areas so special. For students entering grades 3 and 4.

During our Coastal Explorations II program, we will further enjoy the unique habitats Marion has to offer, including several field trips to expand our knowledge of our Coastal and Freshwater ecosystems. For students entering grades 5-7.

Dates and time for all sessions are:

Session I: July 7 – July 18, 2014

Session II: August 4 – August 15, 2014

Sessions will be held from 9:00 am – noon, Monday – Friday

Cost: $200 with membership and $250 for nonmembers

Registration is limited to 15 students per group, so register early to guarantee your child a spot. To register for these programs, please visit the Marion Natural History Museum website:, print out a registration form, and submit with payment. Summer will be here before we know it!

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