Registration open for Natural History Museum summer program

Apr 7, 2019

MARION — The Marion Natural History Museum's Summer Program is an educational science-based program with an emphasis on the coastal environment, and is one of the most well-known and well-regarded in the South Coast. Children from across the country visit each summer to participate in the program.

During summer 2019, the Marion Natural History Museum will offer a half-day summer program to explore some of Marion’s unique natural areas. Participants will explore Marion’s rocky inter-tidal shoreline, salt marshes, estuaries, freshwater riverbanks, forest, swamps, ponds and bogs. Daily, the children will take trips to look for the birds, amphibians, fish and invertebrates that make these areas so special.

Each morning will involve hands-on exploration, experiments, crafts and journaling while being outdoors.  Space is limited for the two weeklong summer programs. The programs are perfect for girls and boys entering grades 3 to  6.

Week one of the summer program will run July 8 to July 12, 9 a.m. to noon. The second week will run July 15 to July 19, 9 a.m. to noon. The cost for the week is $125 per participant.

Each week will involve different activities so children may sign up for one week or both. To register, go to: