Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm Natural Science Museum
What was Nantucket like when Maria Mitchell was a child growing up? What did it mean to be the “whaling capital of the world?” What was life like on a daily basis before electricity? And … Continue reading "A Walk Through Nantucket"
Aug 6 @ 7:00 am First Congregational Church
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Very limited on-site parking for handicapped. PubliQuartet returns after wowing us in 2014. The Washington Post says, “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music.” They love to ‘jam’ … Continue reading "PubliQuartet in Concert"
Aug 6 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Straight Wharf
Trips at 7am, 10am, 1 pm, 4 pm Enjoy a true island experience: fish with the best, Captain Fred Tonkin! All equipment provided (and lessons, if needed).  Your catch will be cleaned & packaged for … Continue reading "Sports Fishing on the Herbert T"
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for fascinating hike through a section of the island molded by 500 feet of ice bearing … Continue reading "Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike"
Aug 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am Straight Wharf, Slip #1011
See the remaining historic landmarks form the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. Call 508-228-7037.
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Childrens Beach
A wonderful assortment of free family-friendly games and activities for everyone including: Spikeball, musical chairs, kite making, hula hoops & jump rope, badminton, volleyball and kickball!
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Every Tuesday starting July 9 through August 13, children are invited to join the Museum staff for an hour educational program. A specialized age-appropriate tour will be offered along with other select activities. 158 Polpis … Continue reading "Weekly Children’s Program at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum"
Aug 6 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. … Continue reading "Music in the Morning"
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM; 2 hour cruise Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray seal colony.
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Straight Wharf
Sail Aboard the Endeavor, Departure times: 10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM, plus a Sunset sail. 90 Minute Sail Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights.  Call for … Continue reading "Sail Aboard the Endeavor"
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am Bartlett's Farm
Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters characters come to life in this musical tale; including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. … Continue reading "Seussical the Musical"
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NHA Research Library
Experience a special show-and-tell series of artifacts rarely seen from the vault at the Research Library. Each session will feature different materials from the archives. This is a chance to see manuscripts, photographs, and maps … Continue reading "“Out of the Vault” Lunchtime Series"
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm Hadwen House
Enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful garden of Hadwen House with tea and light bites. Family Friendly!
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Sand, gravel and boulders laid down by the last glacier during the Wisconsinan Glacial Stage was not the first layer of foundation for Nantucket; an ocean bottom created during the Sangamonian … Continue reading "Sankaty Bluff Hike"
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tour the Vestal Street Observatory Free for Members Purchase a property pass for access to our aquarium, natural science museum, Mitchell House, and the Vestal Street Observatory Tour. Adults – $10 Children – $8
Aug 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Jetties Beach
Members $65 Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Natural Science Museum
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close.
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Live Music at Cisco Brewers
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Tours are $20 per person. Sign up for public tours start 45 mins before start times (2:15pm for the 3pm tour) We do not take reservations for public tours. Public tours are on a first … Continue reading "Cisco Brewers – Public Tour"
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Join our Minecraft club! Our club is different in that we use the Minecraft for Education game, which allows for all players to be in one world at the same time. The worlds we choose … Continue reading "Minecraft Club"
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rose & Crown
Live Music at this downtown hot spot!
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. Call 508-228-7037.
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Free yoga class with certified yoga instructor Brittany Young for yogis in grades 6-12. No reservation required, but class size is limited to first 15 students. This is an after hours program, please use the … Continue reading "Yoga for Teens"
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The multi-talented saxophonist George Young returns to the Great Hall with pianist Anthony Healy for an evening of jazz and standards. Young plays over ten instruments and has performed with Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Celine … Continue reading "Concert: George Young & Anthony Healy"
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm Bennett Hall
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hubcaps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby socks … Continue reading "Grease by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs"
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Copy: Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. Call 508-228-7037.
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm Straight Wharf
Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset: 508-228-5585 for exact departure time and tickets. Endeavorsailing.com , Slip #1015, Straight Wharf
Aug 6 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 1:00 am Rose & Crown
Live music at the Rose & Crown
Aug 7 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Straight Wharf
Trips at 7am, 10am, 1 pm, 4 pm Enjoy a true island experience: fish with the best, Captain Fred Tonkin! All equipment provided (and lessons, if needed).  Your catch will be cleaned & packaged for … Continue reading "Sports Fishing on the Herbert T"
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am
Duration 3 Hours About Smith’s Point, Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch … Continue reading "Smith’s Point Hike"
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on this thrilling six hour excursion to see some of the largest mammals on earth!
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am Straight Wharf, Slip #1011
See the remaining historic landmarks form the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. Call 508-228-7037.
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am Bartlett's Farm
Learn tips and tricks to keep unwanted critters like deer and rabbits out of your garden at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road.
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
Before the museum opens to the public, join us for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. See turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! This program is popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Carnivorous Critters"
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Childrens Beach
A wonderful assortment of free family-friendly games and activities for everyone including: Spikeball, musical chairs, kite making, hula hoops & jump rope, badminton, volleyball and kickball!
Aug 7 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Come have fun at the Maria Mitchell Association’s Pop-Up Science cart. Pop-Up Science provides family oriented science experiments every Wednesday and Friday on the bricks in the Atheneum garden, unless it’s raining in which case … Continue reading "Pop-Up Science"
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am Bartlett's Farm
A great way to learn about Bartlett’s farm, the walking tours meet weekly in front of the Market at 10 am on Wednesdays through August 7th. They are weather dependent, and will take guests down … Continue reading "Free Farm Tour"
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Departure times: 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am
Join Nantucket Preservation Trust for a 70 minute walking tour of historic Upper Main Street. Tours are free during June 2019. Meet at 11 Centre Street.
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Maria Mitchell Aquarium
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in … Continue reading "Marine Ecology Field Trip"
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Straight Wharf
Sail Aboard the Endeavor, Departure times: 10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM, plus a Sunset sail. 90 Minute Sail Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights.  Call for … Continue reading "Sail Aboard the Endeavor"
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Whaling Museum
This tour tells about the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour has 5 stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House. Learn about the rise & … Continue reading "Downtown Walking Tour with Nantucket Historical Association"
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"