Dec
11
Wed
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
12
Thu
2019
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 12 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum

A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens.

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special teen night for Nantucket Boys & Girls Club members in 6th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Nanpuppets @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 13 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Nanpuppets @ 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 library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Biological Collections Open Hours @ 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 look through a microscope.

Free for Members and Non Members.
Drop in: no registration required.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Makerspace for Teens-Snow Globes @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Who doesn’t love a snow globe? We will have jars, small items, and ‘snow’ available for you to create your own to keep or give as tiny gifts.
All tools and materials will be supplied.
No experience required.
FREE to teens grades 6-12.
Registration is required.
Nantucket Ballet; The Nutcracker Suite @ The Dreamland
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet. Share the magic and beauty of this beloved children’s ballet with your loved ones!

The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet is a shorter, family-friendly version of the beloved holiday classic. Join Clara as she encounters dancing snowflakes, candies and life sized dolls. Whether this is the first Nutcracker of your 50th it is sure to captivate. Let the music of Tchaikovsky paired with dancers of all ages transport your family into the magical land of the sweets.

Nantucket Ballet; The Nutcracker Suite @ The Dreamland
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet. Share the magic and beauty of this beloved children’s ballet with your loved ones!

The Nutcracker Suite presented by the Nantucket Ballet is a shorter, family-friendly version of the beloved holiday classic. Join Clara as she encounters dancing snowflakes, candies and life sized dolls. Whether this is the first Nutcracker of your 50th it is sure to captivate. Let the music of Tchaikovsky paired with dancers of all ages transport your family into the magical land of the sweets.

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ 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 1-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Library LEGO Challenge
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Library LEGO Challenge

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 month.
For children ages 5-10
Registration is required.
Please register on our website:

Dec
18
Wed
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
19
Thu
2019
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 19 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum

A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens.

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special teen night for Nantucket Boys & Girls Club members in 6th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Dec
20
Fri
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Biological Collections Open Hours @ Maria Mitchell Association
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Biological Collections Open Hours @ 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 look through a microscope.

Free for Members and Non Members.
Drop in: no registration required.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Dec
21
Sat
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Library LEGO Challenge @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Library LEGO Challenge @ 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 month.
For children ages 5-10
Registration is required.

Dec
22
Sun
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
23
Mon
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
24
Tue
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
26
Thu
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Night at the Museum
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 27 @ 11:30 am
Night at the Museum

Join MMA for our first overnight program at the museum!!  Children arrive at 5pm in time for some food science dinner fun followed by games, museum exploration, a movie and more.  In the morning,  the fun will continue until pick up at noon.  Children should bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad (optional) pillow, toothbrush/toothpaste, snacks/food if they are prone to food allergies.  They should also be prepared for both indoor and outdoor play.

Space is very limited with a max of 8 children allowed

Appropriate for ages 6-12

Dec
27
Fri
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Dec
28
Sat
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
29
Sun
2019
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
30
Mon
2019
Winter Discovery Camp
Dec 30 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Dec
31
Tue
2019
Winter Discovery Camp
Dec 31 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Festival of Trees @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

An island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists and children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

Jan
1
Wed
2020
Winter Discovery Camp
Jan 1 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Jan
2
Thu
2020
Winter Discovery Camp
Jan 2 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Jan
3
Fri
2020
Winter Discovery Camp
Jan 3 @ 8:50 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Discovery Camp

Join the MMA this winter break as we explore animal extremes in the natural world! Come discover how bio luminescence works in the deepest parts of the oceans, how Artic terns survive the longest migration in the skies, how the largest (and smallest) critters in the world live, and so much more. We will investigate this topic through a variety of hands on activities including experiments, engineering challenges, crafts, games, and – weather permitting – field trips to different habitats around Nantucket.

Appropriate for children ages 6-12 years.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Special teen night at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club for students in 8th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.

Jan
7
Tue
2020
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 7 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Music in the Morning @ 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 1-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens.

Jan
9
Thu
2020
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 9 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum

A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library opens.

Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program.

Tales for Tots @ Natural Science Museum
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Natural Science Museum

Join the MMA as we read and discover together in Tales for Tots, our new program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a classic nature or science related book, then make a craft or play games related to the story. (Sessions held on the same week will feature the same story and activities).

Afterwards, you are welcome to explore the MMA’s Natural History Museum free of charge. This program caters towards children aged 3-5, and children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. We will meet at 10:30 am in the MMA Natural Science Museum on 7 Milk Street.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special teen night for Nantucket Boys & Girls Club members in 6th grade and older. 61 Sparks Avenue.