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Hours and Fees

Education Center Hours
The Nahant Marsh Education Center is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday- year round.

From October 1-March 31 it is open from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.
From April 1-September 30 it is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Nahant Marsh Education Center is closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Preserve Hours
Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk.

Fees
There is no fee to visit Nahant Marsh or the Education Center, but donations are always appreciated. Click here to give your gift online.

Upcoming Events

Beginning Birding

Beginning Birding

Oct 20, 2018 7:00am - 9:30am

Learn how to identify birds and their habitats with expert ornithologist Kelly McKay. Kelly lead birding tours to various areas of Nahant Marsh. Participants...

October Homeschool

October Homeschool

Oct 26, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00am

Nahant Marsh Education Center provides a monthly education program specifically geared towards homeschool children in grades K-8th. Students are split...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Nov 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

Learn the secret life of Iowa's wildlife during this monthly class at Nahant Marsh. Each month we will explore the characteristics and adaptations of...

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Nov 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

DCIM100MEDIA Join a Naturalist for a guided hike along the trails at the Marsh....

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Dec 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

DCIM100MEDIA Join a Naturalist for a guided hike along the trails at the Marsh....

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Hours

The Education Center is open
M-F: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk.