About the Nature Center

//About the Nature Center
About the Nature Center2021-01-09T02:46:17+00:00
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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.


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 check out a Discovery Backpack to take outside. 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.


Engaging Activities

Marsh Haven Nature Center offers nature education for all ages. Special events include Earth Day Celebration, Monsters on the Marsh, and Christmas at Marsh Haven. 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.