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

COVID-19 Updates

Beginning the week of July 27th, the Marion Natural History Museum is ready for a limited reopening. In order to meet state and local board of health safety recommendations the Museum will be following the below guidelines:

  • Access to the museum is by appointment only. Please contact the Director at Director@marionmuseum.org to schedule a time to visit.
  • Health screening forms must be filled out and submitted by an adult on behalf of each visitor prior to receiving an appointment to visit the museum. Forms are available here
  • Masks are to be worn by visitors and staff at all times while in the building
  • All equipment surfaces to be cleaned with disinfectant immediately after each participant's use
  • The building we share with the library will remain closed. Therefore, the Museum Director will be present to assist with defined travel routes through the building to the museum
  • Access to the museum is limited to individuals or one family at a time
  • Hand sanitizer will be available outside the museum and near display areas

What is available at the museum:

  • The displays of Native American artifacts, rocks, minerals, butterflies, nature-based artwork from local artists, Bird Island display, birds nests and eggs, examples of scrimshaw and the birds of prey cabinet. 
  • Use of our HTC Vive Virtual Reality set is by appointment only and limited to one person in the area at a time. The entire area will be wiped down with sanitizer before and after each use.
  • Use of microscopes is available by appointment only and restricted to one person at a time. The entire area will be wiped down with sanitizer before and after each use.

Unfortunately for the time being there will be no access to the following touch display areas: 

  • Lego table
  • Soil tunnel
  • Puppet theater
  • Doll house
  • Touch box
  • Any other touch displays

If you'd like to schedule a visit to the museum please contact the Museum Director at Director@Marionmuseum.org

Thank you for helping us to reopen safely. Looking forward to seeing you soon!