Marion Natural History Museum to reopen with limited capacity

Jul 21, 2020

MARION — Beginning the week of July 27th, the Marion Natural History Museum will open by appointment only with limited exhibits. 

Access to the museum is limited to individuals or one family at a time. 

Health screening forms must be filled out and submitted by an adult on behalf of each visitor prior to receiving an appointment. Forms can be found here

Masks are required for visitors and staff at all times. All equipment surfaces will be cleaned with disinfectant after each use and hand sanitizer will be available outside the museum and near display areas.

The displays of Native American artifacts, rocks, minerals, butterflies, nature-based artwork from local artists, the Bird Island display, birds nests and eggs, examples of scrimshaw and the birds of prey cabinet will all be available to see. 

Use of the museum’s virtual reality headset and microscopes are by appointment only and limited to one person at a time. Both will be sanitized before and after each use.

There will be no access to the Lego table, soil tunnel, puppet theater, doll house, touch box, or any other touch displays.

To schedule a visit, email Museum Director Elizabeth Leidhold at