Natural History Museum Summer Update

After more than two decades of natural history programming, the Marion Natural History Museum’s Summer Program is one of the most well-known and well-regarded in the South Coast. 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. There are still a few openings in Life Along the Shore and Coastal Explorations for the August session. Come join us for some fun in the sun!

Life Along the Shore (For grades entering 1-2): During this program, we visit the shoreline and explore the plants and animals that live in our area’s many coastal habitats. With the use of games, journals and introductory science techniques, this will be a wonderful first look at life in our coastal environment.

Coastal Explorations I (For grades entering 3-4): This program will feature exploration of our rocky intertidal shorelines, salt marshes, estuaries as well as freshwater riverbanks, swamps, ponds and bogs to take a close-up look at the birds, amphibians, fish and invertebrates that make these areas so special.

Coastal Explorations II (For grades entering 5-7): 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.

Times for all programs: 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday-Friday; next session: August 5-16; cost for each program: $200/members, $250/nonmembers. Please register by printing the registration form at and submitting with payment. Programs fill on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to register early!

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