Hours: Wednesdays 12:00 - 4:00, Fridays 12:00 - 2:00

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.

Come try our VR system!

The Marion Natural History Museum is home to a new HTC Vive system that offers room-scale virtual environments and experiences. Come stand underwater and see a blue whale up close, or stand on the surface of Mars next to the Curiosity Rover! It's an experience you shouldn't miss!

SHARKCAM with WHOI Researcher Amy Kukulya on Thursday, August 8 @ 7:00pm

Join us at the Natural History Museum for a fascinating presentation from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researcher Amy Kukulya. Amy will discuss how she and her team use harpoon transponders and the REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle to track and observe sharks in their natural habitat... Read More