Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations. This renowned marsh is now home to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.
The Wildlife Education Program has been conducted at the marsh since the mid-1980s. This program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and applied management. The program relies on the diverse wildlife to develop a wide range of educational programs aimed at introducing and sharing our native wildlife with a broad audience.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, which was completed in 2009, brings a new modern design and provides for enhanced visitor services. For more information about the center please visit Friends of Horicon Marsh .
Construction of the new educational displays and hands-on exhibits known as the Explorium was completed in August 2015. The exhibits occupy portions of both the first floor and lower level and offer a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history or Horicon Marsh from the Ice Age to present day. The Explorium is open seven days a week except for major holidays. Hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winter hours are from Dec. 1 to March 1, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Download the Horicon Marsh Explorium brochure
- General Admission — $6
- Students (5-17) — $4
- Children (4 and under) — Free
- Super Saver Daily Pass (two adults and two students) — $15
- Individual Annual Pass — $15
- Friends Member Individual Annual Pass — $10
- Super Saver Annual Pass — $45
- Friends Member Super Saver Annual Pass — $30
- Self-guided organized youth groups — $25 minimum or $2 per person
- Individuals with patron license — Free
- Members of the Armed Services — Free on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day weekend
In developing and conducting the education program, this effort cooperates with many partners. They include:
- Other DNR programs and staff;
- Conservation and environmental groups;
- Local communities and organizations;
- National Park Service;
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
- Universities and UW-Extension office;
- Dodge County Tourism Council;
- Local civic organizations; and
- Area radio stations and newspapers, which inform the public on local resources and important issues.