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

Natural History Programs for Adults

The Museum is launching a winter nature film series on alternate Wednesday mornings, 10:30 - 11:30. Please call ahead at 508-748-2098 to find out the specific topic of the program or email the museum at Director@marionmuseum.org. Registration in advance is strongly encouraged to ensure enough chairs are set out. Topics to include films on archaeology, ocean science, plant, animal and insect life, among others and there is no charge.

Additionally, the museum's virtual reality set is available during this time, by appointment.

The museum will not be charging for these programs, however donations are always appreciated!

The museum is located at 8 Spring Street, on the second floor of the building we share with the Elizabeth Taber library. The museum is handicap accessible and has new more comfortable chairs for our programs courtesy of the Island Foundation.

The Butterfly Man

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:30am

Joe Dwelly, a Yarmouth resident, will be visiting the Marion Natural History Museum to share what he knows about our local species of butterfly. Mr. Dwelly will give advice about where they can be found and how community members can attract them to their own backyards. Not only will he teach attendees about particular habitat and migration patterns, Dwelly will also profile plant and butterfly “pairings,” which can run the gamut.

For the southeastern Massachusetts area, he will highlight a handful of his favorites, including Monarchs and milkweed; the Spicebush Swallowtail and sassafras; and the Mourning Cloak and hackberry. “We are limited up north because of our particular climate,” Dwelly says. “But by becoming familiar with the exceptional grasslands and plant habitats, we can support a diverse range of unique butterflies.”

Wildflowers of Southeastern Massachusetts

Wednesday, March 4th, 10:30 - 11:30

With plant enthusiast Martha "Mike" Schroeder. Mike will be sharing a slide show of locally taken photos of wildflowers thought to have existed in Southeastern Massachusetts since before the arrival of the Europeans. Every flower has its own story. 

No charge for the program however registration in advance is strongly recommended. The museum is located at 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA, on the second floor of the building we share with the Elizabeth Taber Library. Please contact the Museum Director to register at Director@marionmuseum.org or call the museum and leave a message at #508-748-2098.