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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

What's on My Milkweed?

What's on My Milkweed?

Jun 19, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Monarch butterflies and milkweeds are one of the most well know relationships between an animal and a plant species. But, there are a lot of other minibeasts...

BioBlitz

BioBlitz

Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 2:00pm

In partnership with the Guardians of the Prairie and Forest, we invite you to join us for the 2018 Nahant Marsh BioBlitz, to be held from 2 p.m. on June...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Jul 6, 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 a...

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Jul 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

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

Toddler Tales AM

Toddler Tales AM

Jul 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Toddler Tales is a great way to introduce young children, ages 3-5 years old, to the wonders of the outdoors! Each second Tuesday of each month, beginning...

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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.