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Get to Know YOUR Marsh Open House

The Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center sign on a cloudy day, with the marsh in the background. Benji Pierson / Wis. DNR


Celebrate Earth Day and bring your family out to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center to celebrate the incredible wildlife that makes YOUR marsh such a special place. Families can complete a free self-guided scavenger hunt with hands-on activities in and around the Education Center to be entered for a Flyway Gift Shop prize drawing. Examine animal artifacts, meet hard-to-find critters in person, and even take a look under the water as you learn about all kinds of Wisconsin wildlife. We’ll have an opportunity to learn about the water cycle on the short-loop trail and will be offering family-friendly guided hikes at 11 a.m. and 1 pm.! Make a sun paper craft and solve a nature mystery or two. Don’t forget to take a selfie with our lovable snapping turtle, Marshal. We’ll also have Reduced Explorium admission rates of $2 per person all day, and children 4 and under free. Join us at the marsh as we explore special creatures in a special place.

This free event will be held at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center at N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI. No registration is required.  For more information, please contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or