Creating interest, knowledge
and awareness of Natural History.
The Marion Natural History Society defines Natural History in its broadest meaning, so that it includes zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology and all other issues which pertain to these subjects, including the past and present lifestyles of man and his treatment of his environment. The mission of the Marion Natural History Museum is to promote public interest in and knowledge of natural history in order to increase our visitors' awareness of man's relationship within his environment.
Our main interest is to act as an educational and informational resource for the surrounding area, specializing in the natural history of our local coastal and offshore areas and to relate issues of concern that pertain to those areas through our archives, displays and outreach programs!!
The Museum is located on the second floor of the Town Library at 8 Spring Street, Marion.
Up Next: Sea Turtles of Buzzards Bay
During this program we will be exploring bones from both a Loggerhead as well as a Leatherback sea turtle. Both of these turtles were hit by boats and landed on the Mattapoisett shoreline. In addition we will take a look at an entire Hawksbill Turtle specimen on display at the museum, and talk about what we can do to help protect these amazing animals. Click here to register for this program!
Recently: Birds of Prey
The Blue Hills Trailside Museum presented their excellent "Birds of Prey" program on February 7th to a full house! We were captivated by the barn owl, barred owl, red tailed hawk and raven that joined us for the evening. A huge thanks to Emily George of Blue Hills Trailside Museum and to the Marion Cultural Council for supporting the event! Check out some photos from the event!