Upcoming Events

Stories at the Marsh
April 7 - Tuesday
06:30 PM - 07:15 PM
Rock River Archeology Society
April 15 - Wednesday
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Horicon Marsh Bird Club
April 16 - Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Stories at the Marsh: Frogs and Turtles
April 21 - Tuesday
06:30 PM - 07:15 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.

Support us while you do your holiday shopping! Do you shop on Amazon? The Friends of Horicon Marsh can receive .5 percent of your total purchase as a donation every time you designate us on the Amazon Smile charity link. Our official name is Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center. Thank you for you help.

 Come Visit Us

What you can do at Horicon Marsh?

Upcoming Events:

Plant pre-order forms for the 2015 Wildflowers for Wildlife can be found here.

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

Weekend hours are 10am to 4pm weekends except during the winter months of December 1 through February 28 where we are open 1-4pm.

We are closed on most major holidays.

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

Check us out on Facebook or Twitter at FHMIEC.

 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



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

Thank you to our Iron Chef sponsors. Alliant Energy, Horicon American Legion, Mayville American Legion and Auxiliary, AmericInn, BMO Harris Bank, Curt's Heating and Cooling, Dr. Mark Brieman, Elbert & Woltert, Dr. Jean Esser, FDL Tire and Service, Fox Den, GAI Consultants, Horicon Bank, Horicon Lions, Kwik Trip, Lake Country Corporation, Mayville Vision Center, Moutin's Piggly Wiggly, Northwestern Mutual, O'Connor, Wells, Vander Werff, LLC, RH Equipment Services, Inc., Seneca, Sure-Fire, TAB, Vonti Salon, Widmer's Cheese, Wyman Gordon, Bennet's Garden Center, Benvenuto's, Confections for Any Occasion, Dan's King Pin, Domino's, Mark Kakatsch, Leroy Meats & Catering, Leslie and Joel Hershberger, Dan and Margie Keuler, Milwaukee Tool, Old Fashioned Foods, Old Hickory Golf Club, Mayville Golf Club, Pizza Ranch, Rock River Hills, Rock River Retreat, Roots Salon, Ruedebusch Beauty Boutique, Sherper's, Ducks Unlimited, and West Bend Insurance.  You made our night a success!!!