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

Summer Programs

The Marion Natural History Museum's Summer Program is an educational science-based program with an emphasis on our coastal environment, and is one of the most well known and well regarded in the South Coast area. Children from across the country visit us each summer and participate in the program. All families are encouraged to register their children as early as possible as they fill up quickly! Session registration is limited to 15 children per session.

Summer Program Registration Day!

We will be hosting a Summer Program Registration Day on March 22nd from 10am - 12pm. Come and meet our summer teachers and assistants. We will be offering refreshments and providing a slide show with photos of previous years’ summer programs. Please plan to attend with your child to learn a little about what we do. We will have crafts, Legos and a puppet theater to keep small children occupied throughout. Hope to see you there!

Life Along the Shore

Session I: July 7 - July 18, 2014
Session II: August 4 - August 15, 2014
9:00a - Noon, Monday - Friday

During this program we will be visiting the shoreline and exploring the plants and animals that live in our area's many coastal habitats. With the use of games, journals, introductory science techniques and hands-on activities this will be a wonderful first look at life in our coastal environment. For students entering grades 1 & 2.

Click here to register for this program

Coastal Explorations I & II

Session I: July 7 - July 18, 2014
Session II: August 4 - August 15, 2014
9:00a - Noon, Monday - Friday

This program will feature explorations of our rocky intertidal shoreline, salt marshes, estuaries as well as freshwater riverbanks, swamps, ponds and bogs. We will look at the birds, amphibians, fish and invertebrates that make these areas so special. For students entering grades 3 & 4.

Our Coastal Explorations II program will further enjoy the unique habitats Marion has to offer including several field trips to expand our knowledge of our Coastal and Freshwater ecosystems. For students entering grades 5-7.

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Summer LEGO Robotics

Four Classes: TBA
10:30a - Noon, Saturdays

The Marion Natural History Museum will be host a LEGO Robotics Club for four Saturday mornings this summer for children ages 10 and up. The program dates are TBA.

A one-time battery donation of $35.00 is required for the purchase of rechargeable batteries and charging stations.

The Robotics Program instructor is Sidney Batchelder, robotics student at Worcester Polytechnical Institute. Volunteers aged 16 and up with some LEGO knowledge are encouraged to attend. The Robotics Program could use the donation of an additional used laptop with Windows 2000, XP or better operating system (no Vista please) to program the units.

Sessions TBA!

Our robotics group recorded these videos of one of their creations in action. Enjoy!