MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, including the Explorium, is again open to the public after closing in March due to a boiler malfunction.

Considered a birder’s paradise, Horicon Marsh’s facilities are reopening just in time for the height of spring migration.

There are few places in Wisconsin that rival Horicon Marsh in spring,” said Liz Herzmann, DNR Wildlife Educator. “The abundance of waterfowl, dazzling warblers and critical wetland habitat make this property a phenomenal destination this time of year.”

This 33,000-acre property comprises the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area and Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. The Education and Visitor Center is designed to help visitors learn about this unique environment’s wildlife, ecology and history. It’s also an excellent place for parents and educators to teach children about nature.

Located in the Education and Visitor Center, the Explorium is an immersive and fully interactive exhibit that explores the history of Horicon Marsh from the Ice Age to the present day. There is a small entrance fee to visit the Explorium, which allows individuals to walk through a glacier, smell a wooly mammoth, drive an airboat simulator through the marsh and more.