Upcoming Events

EXPLORIUM Grand Opening Week
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Our Mission

The mission of the Friends of Horicon Marsh  Education &  Visitor Center is to provide financial and volunteer support for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Horicon Marsh’s efforts to educate visitors about the needs, values and uses of watersheds, wetlands and wildlife.

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 Come Visit Us

What you can do at Horicon Marsh?

Upcoming Events:

Printable schedule of events for Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and Vistor Center and Marsh Haven Nature Center.


Hours of Operation Location Map & Directions

 Normal Operating Hours:

Daily hours during the week are 9am to 4pm. Beginning August 21, new weekday hours will be 9am to 5pm.

Weekend hours are 10am to 4pm weekends. Beginning August 22, new weekend hours will be 10am to 5pm due to the grand opening of the Explorium.

The Education Center will be closed July 4-5 in recognition of Inependence Day.

The Education Center is closed on most major holidays.

Movies at the Marsh is cancelled on June 20.

DNR Licensing and Registration is available Monday-Friday from 11am-2pm

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 Birds of Horicon Marsh

The interior of Horicon Marsh is home to a wide variety of marsh birds, from ducks and geese to pelicans, herons, egrets and cormorants. However, the scattered woodlands provide home to a great array of songbirds that can be found during the spring and fall migration as well as summer nesting populations. A close look may reveal a range of colorful songsters hiding among the dense foliage.



Fall Migration of Canada Geese

Rare & Endangered Species

Marsh Mammals

Reptiles & Amphibians

Watch our new live feed Heron Cam.


Schedule a Tour or Class

There are no fees for classes or students; but donations are accepted. School donations are used to support education programs at the marsh. There is no charge for tours, but reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance. To arrange a tour, call 920-387-7893. A volunteer member of the Friends group or a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources naturalist educator will help you.

More about scheduling a tour or class