The Marion Natural History Museum’s Summer Program is one of the most well known and well regarded in the South Coast area. Children from across the country visit us each summer and participate in the program. The programs are designed to be small groups, and registration is limited to 15 children per session.
Our Life Along The Shore program for grades entering 1-2 includes visiting the shoreline and exploring the plants and animals that live in our area’s many coastal habitats. With the use of games, journals and introductory science techniques, this is a wonderful first look at life in our coastal environment. During our Coastal Explorations I program for grades entering 3-4, we feature explorations of our rocky intertidal shorelines, salt marshes, estuaries as well as freshwater riverbanks, swamps, ponds and bogs. We take a close-up look at the birds, amphibians, fish and invertebrates that make these areas so special. And in our Coastal Explorations II program for grades entering 5-8, we increase our investigations into the unique habitats Marion has to offer, which include several field trips and meetings with specialists to expand our knowledge of our coastal and freshwater ecosystems.
Time for all programs is 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Session Dates: Session I: July 6-17 and Session II: August 3-14. Cost for each program: $200/ members; $250/Nonmembers. Registration information is found at our website: www.marionmuseum.org. Hope you can join us!