May 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the … Continue reading "Nanpuppets at the Atheneum"
May 17 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Bartlett's Farm
Stop in at Bartlett’s Farm and BUILD YOUR OWN Terrarium with the help and guidance of our Garden Center Staff. Choose from a wide variety of glass, whimsical air plants, succulents and other accents to … Continue reading "DIY Terrarium Workshop"
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nantucket Atheneum
Come join us for some creative construction! The library will supply the LEGO bricks and a CHALLENGE for you to complete. Program is FREE but space is limited. Please register for only one session per … Continue reading "Library LEGO Challenge"
May 18 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come meet our Mammoth Donkeys Cracker Jack and Caesar Rabbit, and our mini donkeys Opie, Finn, & Walnut. Please wear closed toed shoes, park on Quidnet Rd, and leave dogs in your car. 21 Quidnet … Continue reading "Donkeys, Cider, & Donuts"
May 19 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 19 @ 12:55 pm The Dreamland
Captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, this double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet. Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself … Continue reading "Bolshoi Live: The Carmen Suite Petrushka: Live"
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am Our Island Home
Bring your kids from brand new to 4-year-olds for this drop-in program at Our Island Home, 9 East Creek Road. Studies show the benefits of intergenerational connections and the joy it brings to everyone. The … Continue reading "Our Island Kids"
May 20 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Using traditional hand-drawn techniques and materials, as well as our digital lab, students will create their own imaginative comic strips. We’ll explore how different panels and shots can be used to make fun and creative … Continue reading "Comics – Ages 10-14 with Nicci Aguiar"
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Chalk pastels are one of the most fun, fast, and forgiving mediums to work with. In this 8 week class Jenna will be sharing her love for pastels and teaching students basic concepts and techniques … Continue reading "Teen Pastels- Ages 14-18 with Jenna Darkow"
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
All levels welcome. Explore the potter’s wheel in this challenging, but fun, class. Taylor will demonstrate all of the basic steps needed to create your own functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Wedging, centering, and … Continue reading "Wheelthrowing with Taylor Cullen"
May 21 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Hike"
May 21 @ 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"
May 21 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Nantucket Ice
Parent/Tot Skate
May 21 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly … Continue reading "Gardner Farm Hike"
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various sculpture and hand-building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination.
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Our youngest artists will explore various art media and elementary art fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting.
May 22 @ 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"
May 22 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Sitting on 90 acres at the north end of Hummock Pond on its east side, like Gardner Farm immediately south, Lost Farm’s former vegetable fields have given way to shrubs and … Continue reading "Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike"
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Join us for this interactive new course where students will “visit” different countries and time periods while they study the artists associated. Student’s art will reflect these artists’ technique and style.
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics, while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various sculpture and hand-building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination.
May 22 @ 6:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About After hiking through kettle and kame terrain in the moors learning about frost bottoms and when to pick beach plums with Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace, soak up the best view … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike"
May 23 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Although Polpis Harbor is part of Nantucket Harbor, with its own narrow channel leading into it and two distinct coves or, lobes, this former kettle hole definitely feels like its own … Continue reading "Polpis Harbor Hike"
May 23 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 23 @ 12:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Our eighth hike and the newest one starting with the 2016 season, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s publicly accessible property is on the south side of Eel Point Road on the … Continue reading "Linda Loring Nature Foundation with Nantucket Walkabout"
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various water-based art mediums (tempera, watercolor, and acrylics) and art styles ranging from realism, impressionism, pointillism, expressionism through abstract, conceptual and action painting while creating large-scale paintings in this fun class.
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Teens grades 6-12 are welcomed to the Atheneum for some book talk, Teen program ideas, trivia and prizes, and pizza. All are welcome! Contact Ellen at eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for information and RSVP.
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
In this class students will create portfolio quality artists books. Working toward building a body of photographic work, students will learn the basics of photography, editing, and printing contemporary artists books.
May 24 @ 8:00 am
About Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of … Continue reading "Smooth Hummocks"
May 24 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
May 24 @ 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"
May 25 @ 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"
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nantucket Atheneum
Come join us for some creative construction! The library will supply the LEGO bricks and a CHALLENGE for you to complete. Program is FREE but space is limited. Please register for only one session per … Continue reading "Library LEGO Challenge"
May 25 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 25 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Combining elements of the Lost Farm and Gardner Farm hikes, this is a longer loop hike at approximately 2.5 miles, which helps you explore plant succession on globally threatened habitat known … Continue reading "Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike"
May 25 @ 6:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About With the backdrop of the sun setting over Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, learn from Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket and Polpis Harbors, discover the salt marsh … Continue reading "Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike"
May 26 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Hike"
May 26 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037
May 26 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly … Continue reading "Gardner Farm Hike"
May 27 @ 8:00 am
About Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of … Continue reading "Smooth Hummocks"
May 27 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm
Departure times: 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM / 1 Hour Trip Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. Call 508-228-7037