Jul 22 @ 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"
Jul 22 @ 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"
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A great time for you and your child to learn and create together! Join the curator of the Mitchell House and create your own version of a sailors’ valentine by decorating a small Shaker-style box … Continue reading "Family Sailors’ Valentines"
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 'Sconset Market
Member Price $15. Price adjusted at check out. Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Join us to learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweeds commonly found along the beach. … Continue reading "Beach Discovery Field Trips"
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Loines Observatory
Join our professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. Programs take place at 59 Milk Street Extension and are weather … Continue reading "Open Nights at Loines Observatory"
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
The big day is right around the corner. Stop by the museum for a sneak peek of all items up for bid at the main event. Leave a silent bid or prepare your strategy for … Continue reading "B&B Preview"
Jul 23 @ 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"
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
The Nantucket “Crewel Whale” is an NHA exclusive design done on linen twill with DMC cotton and silver thread. This design gives you the choice of stitching the model of interpreting the “Whale” in your … Continue reading "Nantucket Crewel Whale : Master Class with Edith Bouriez"
Jul 23 @ 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"
Jul 23 @ 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"
Jul 23 @ 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.
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
The big day is right around the corner. Stop by the museum for a sneak peek of all items up for bid at the main event. Leave a silent bid or prepare your strategy for … Continue reading "B&B Preview"
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
A creative approach to beginning embroidery using primarily cross-stitch with an introduction of other embroidery stitches. Discussion of design and color and ways to enhance your work. This is an exclusive NHA design.
Jul 24 @ 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"
Jul 24 @ 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"
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Nantucket High School Auditorium
A professional dancer will lead a youth master ballet class. FREE for Ages 5+ Registration and two years of dance experience required. To register, call 508-228-1110 x.107
Jul 24 @ 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"
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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"
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
A professional dancer will lead a youth master ballet class. FREE for Ages 5+ Registration and two years of dance experience required. To register, call 508-228-1110 x.107
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Spotlight Conversation on Dance with Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival’s Artistic director, Tyler Angle. Atheneum Great Hall- FREE
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Loines Observatory
Join our professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. Programs take place at 59 Milk Street Extension and are weather … Continue reading "Open Nights at Loines Observatory"
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
The big day is right around the corner. Stop by the museum for a sneak peek of all items up for bid at the main event. Leave a silent bid or prepare your strategy for … Continue reading "B&B Preview"
Jul 25 @ 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"
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Sailor’s Valentine Learn to recreate these souvenirs of the Caribbean favored by Nantucket whalemen during the nineteenth century. Participants will be provided with a beautifully handcrafted mahogany box and a variety of colored shells. All … Continue reading "Sailors Valentine with Sandi Blanda"
Jul 25 @ 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"
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Renowned island auctioneer Rafael Osona will be on hand to appraise up to three (3) hand-carried items. Bring your baskets and other antiques. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge … Continue reading "Appraisal Day!"
Jul 25 @ 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"
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn about microscopes in the Research Center! Learn to focus, create slides, and explore the tiny world around you! If you’re curious about the hidden microscopic world, this is a great introduction! You are welcome … Continue reading "Microscope Mayhem"
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
Tyler Angle, Dance Festival Artistic Director, presents an insider’s view of the dance works to be performed. FREE and open to the Public!
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm State Forest, meet at state forest parking lot on Lover's Lane
Join Kim Botelho, Director of Education for an evening hike under the stars. During the walk, you will participate in a color vision activity, learn how our eyes adjust to darkness, listen for nocturnal animals, … Continue reading "Stars & Senses Night Hike"
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
The big day is right around the corner. Stop by the museum for a sneak peek of all items up for bid at the main event. Leave a silent bid or prepare your strategy for … Continue reading "B&B Preview"
Jul 26 @ 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"
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Sailor’s Valentine Learn to recreate these souvenirs of the Caribbean favored by Nantucket whalemen during the nineteenth century. Participants will be provided with a beautifully handcrafted mahogany box and a variety of colored shells. All … Continue reading "Sailors Valentine with Sandi Blanda"
Jul 26 @ 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"
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently … Continue reading "Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois"
Jul 26 @ 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"
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
A Children’s version of the Dance Festival performance! Free and Open to the Public Recommended for ages 5+
Jul 26 @ 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"
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Susan Lister Locke Gallery
Experience the Oil, Graphite & Watercolor Photorealism of Anne Marie Bratton Opening Reception Exhibiting Throughout The Summer
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
World-class dancers from renown companies perform contemporary and classical works. Tickets from $45-85 nantucketatheneum.org to purchase tickets
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
The big day is right around the corner. Stop by the museum for a sneak peek of all items up for bid at the main event. Leave a silent bid or prepare your strategy for … Continue reading "B&B Preview"
Jul 27 @ 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"
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am 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. … Continue reading "Meet the Animals"
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
World-class dancers from renown companies perform contemporary and classical works. Tickets from $45-85 nantucketatheneum.org to purchase tickets
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Great Harbor Yacht Club
The elegant surroundings of the Great Harbor Yacht Club are the perfect venue to sip champagne and enjoy good food and company. The auction features Nantucket’s favorite auctioneer, Rafael Osona, who will auction one-of-a-kind lightship … Continue reading "Baskets and Bubbly Champagne Luncheon and Auction"
Jul 29 @ 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"
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
If you have ever admired the precision of this beautiful work don’t miss this opportunity to work with Nantucket’s Miniature Basket Maker! Learn to make the staves, weave and finish this mini beauty. Previous basket … Continue reading "Miniature Nantucket Basket with Nap Plank"
Jul 29 @ 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"
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 'Sconset Market
Member Price $15. Price adjusted at check out. Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Join us to learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweeds commonly found along the beach. … Continue reading "Beach Discovery Field Trips"
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Loines Observatory
Join our professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. Programs take place at 59 Milk Street Extension and are weather … Continue reading "Open Nights at Loines Observatory"