Aug 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"
Aug 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"
Aug 26 @ 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"
Aug 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"
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Turn your beach shells from drab to fab! Join the Maria Mitchell Association as we collect and decorate local shells behind the Aquarium along the harbor. During this program, attendees will learn about the organisms … Continue reading "Decorating Seashells by the Seashore"
Aug 27 @ 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 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Wilda recently fell in love with Herman Melville’s use of the language, his psychological and political insights, and his interesting characters. She took a continuing education class on Moby-Dick at The Newberry Library in Chicago … Continue reading "Author Talk: Wilda Morris, Pequod Poems, Gamming With Moby Dick"
Aug 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 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"
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm Fairgrounds Restaurant
President of Holiday for Heroes
Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Coastal whaling was introduced to the Azores by New Englanders, and the earliest whaling vessels to ply the waters of the Azores were most likely from Nantucket and New Bedford. This lecture, with UMass-Amherst professor … Continue reading "Translating Azorean Coastal Whaling from English to Portuguese and Back to English…While Remaining Portuguese, with Professor Francisco Cota Fagundes"
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Vermont author Chris Tebbetts will read from his new YA novel, Me, Myself, and Him, and share some discussion about the writing process, followed by a Q&A. This novel, described as ‘wildly ingenious” by Booklist … Continue reading "Author Talk: Chris Tebbetts, Me, Myself & Him"
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
Dr. Niezrecki is Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Director of the Center for Wind Energy at UML (www.uml.edu/windenergy), and also the Director of the National Science Foundation-Industry/University … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Dr. Christopher Niezrecki"
Aug 28 @ 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"
Aug 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"
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Natural Science Museum
Come learn about local wildlife while we read a story about a different Nantucket animal each week. We will play a game and make a craft to learn more about our special animal. Bring your … Continue reading "Creature Feature: Maria Mitchell Story Hour"
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:51 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Local photographer Jeff Allen will provide some tips and tricks for getting just the right photo of your baskets for social media and printed works. This program is free for museum members. There is a … Continue reading "Photographing Your Basket"
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Do you know how all the animals in Nantucket’s eelgrass beds live together? Join one of the Maria Mitchell Association’s aquarists on the beach to recreate a thriving marine habitat structure in the sand.
Aug 30 @ 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 30 @ 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 30 @ 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"
Aug 30 @ 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"
Aug 31 all-day Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join in the fun! It’s time for all the Aquarium animals to go back into the ocean after a great summer of education and exploration. Help Aquarium staff release fish, crabs and more to end … Continue reading "Aquarium Release Day"
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Have you ever wondered where the basket makers of old were living and plying their trade? Mary Bergman from the Nantucket Preservation Trust will take us on a virtual walking tour of basket makers homes. … Continue reading "A Virtual Walking Tour"
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Join Egan Maritime at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for an evening of fireside shipwreck stories. Member Ticket: $30 Non Member Ticket: $40 Register online using the button on the left, or email Membership and … Continue reading "Fireside Shipwreck Stories at the Museum"
Sep 6 @ 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"
Sep 6 @ 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"
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Editor of N Magazine Rob Cocuzzo will appear at The Dreamland in conversaton with journalist Natalie Jacobson. Join local author Robert Cocuzzo as he debuts his second book, The Road to San Donato. The longtime editor … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations Presents: Rob Cocuzzo"
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Before rattan was used for lightship baskets, it was used for caning chairs. Liz Coffin will demonstrate techniques used to create and restore these beautiful pieces of furniture. This program is free for museum members. … Continue reading "Chair Caning"
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Sarah Coffin, Boston Red Sox curator, and Dick Flavin, the voice of the Red Sox as well as team poet laureate and senior ambassador, share tales and stories on all things Beantown baseball. In addition, … Continue reading "Boston Red Sox History and Stories"
Sep 13 @ 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"
Sep 13 @ 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"
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on an exciting night-birding experience – the Owl Prowl. After visiting our demonstration Barn Owl nest box, you will visit sites known for owls, play recordings of their … Continue reading "Owl Prowl"
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
For more than a millennium, Polynesians occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, an enormous triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Sailing in large, double-hulled canoes, without the benefit of … Continue reading "Author talk: Christina Thompson, Sea People, The Puzzle of Polynesia"
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Join basket maker Helen Lee to learn about her design process and her transformation from textiles to baskets. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for non-members.
Sep 20 @ 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"
Sep 20 @ 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"
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The current global political landscape appears to favor a world-wide movement towards strong men and autocracy. In America, in the past citizens have embraced the US Constitution and its democratic norms and values, which has … Continue reading "Current Events Discussion: Peter Panchy, Threats to Democracy"
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Local historian Jeremy Slavitz will discuss the return of LV 112 to Nantucket. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for non-members.
Sep 27 @ 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"
Sep 27 @ 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"
Oct 4 @ 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"
Oct 11 @ 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"
Oct 18 @ 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"
Oct 25 @ 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"
Nov 1 @ 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"
Nov 8 @ 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"
Nov 15 @ 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"
Nov 22 @ 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"