About Marsh Haven Nature Center Where nature is appreciated, conserved, and celebrated!
Appreciate! A refuge for visitors and wildlife Located on the north end of the world famous Horicon Marsh, our non-profit, volunteer-supported nature center is a place to appreciate the wonders and beauty of nature. Visitors often see numerous bird species, including a well-established Purple Martin colony. Wildlife may be seen while wandering through the woodland, prairie, or wetland trails on our 46-acres. Marsh Haven Nature Center also offers a bunkhouse and camping area for overnight group stays, a picnic shelter and campfire area, observation tower, a classroom, and indoor theater for presentations. There is beauty to be enjoyed at Marsh Haven Nature Center during all of the seasons. Our friendly volunteers can also direct you to other local attractions to make your visit to the Horicon Marsh complete.
Conserve! Sparking Awareness Visit our museum displays and exhibits to learn more about the history and wildlife of the Horicon Marsh area. Displays include Glacier, Native American, Pioneer, Bird Gallery, Wetland, and Woodland. The Nature Nook Children's Area offers our young visitors a hands-on area to learn and explore. Crawl in the wolf den or visit with our animals in the Critter Corner. Our traveling animal ambassador program shares a message of respect, concern, and education for all animals, including our local wildlife. Invite the critters from Marsh Haven Nature Center to your school, library, organization, or care facility for an educational and fun animal experience. Our animals have come to us through rescues, rehoming, and rehab centers.
Celebrate! Engaging Activities Marsh Haven Nature Center offers nature education for all ages. Youth are invited to participate in EARTHcamp and daycamp programs that focus on hands-on active learning. Fall brings a Fall Living History Festival with historical re-enactors and an encampment. Educational programs are offered for school groups, bus tours, organizations, daycares, homeschool families, and the public. Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge programs are available. Educational programs for adults include nature journaling, wildlife, nature art, marsh history, and wild birds of prey. Check our calendar of events for all opportunities. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you to provide a fun, educational, and unique visit to Marsh Haven Nature Center!
The seasons of spring, summer, and fall each offer unique opportunities to visit Marsh Haven Nature Center. A selection of nature education programs are available to be presented during your visit. Reservations for group visits are requested. Programs can be customized for age-level and time limits.
Overnight Stays in Dommisse Lodge
Night in the Museum Overnights
Off-site nature education programs
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