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 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
This seminar is designed to let you choose the project you would from Patsy’s collection of classes she has taught at the 1800 House. Choose a project from the wide range of popular patterns for … Continue reading "Needlepoint Seminar with Patsy Ernst"
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 @ 11:30 am Cisco Brewers
Nanpuppets are a group of hand puppets from Nantucket Island that are handmade and performed by Lizza Obremski. They provide educational entertainment for all age groups and are without a doubt a whole lot of … Continue reading "Nanpuppets at Cisco Brewery"
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Popular kids craft program returns! Kids ages 7 – 14 can spend the morning making colorful, woven, bangle bracelets or a woven kaleidoscope lighthouse. No previous weaving experience necessary. Please make sure to sign up … Continue reading "Youth Weaving Workshop"
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 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 @ 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"
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Class instructor Janie Hobson Dupont offers a beginner class on how to use your iPhone. In this class Janie begins at the beginning, with an emphasis on privacy and security. She will also cover phone … Continue reading "Class: Janie Hobson Dupont, iPhone Tips & Tricks 101"
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am The Nantucket Hotel
Join Pirate Robin on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During our walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships, and pirate treasure. On our treasure … Continue reading "Children’s Pirate Walk and Treasure Hunt"
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 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This month we take to the water in a felt sailboat complete with patchwork sails and vintage buttons just for fun! Your sail boat can be used as an ornament or to decorate a child’s … Continue reading "Embroidery Class: Sail Away"
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Teen Improv with Jasper Young Work on your public speaking and hone your skills at thinking on your toes. Come join us in a relaxed atmosphere for fun improv and theater games. We will make … Continue reading "Teen Improv"
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 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is considered the quintessential composer of the Baroque era, and one of the most important composers of classical music in general. His music lives on today thanks to his amazing catalog … Continue reading "Music Appreciation Class: Introduction to Bach with Mollie Glazer"
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 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Salt Water Fuel Cell Car is the smallest, cheapest, and the first car to be powered by salt water. Environmentally safe, non-toxic and clean. Children will learn about this new form of clean energy, … Continue reading "STEM for Kids: Salt Water Fuel Cell Car"
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 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 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am 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 … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
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 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Mark Carapezza teaches adults and teens how to create an original magic routine using patter, presentation, forces, and misdirections. There will be three sessions: July 25: Cards Aug. 1: Sponge Balls Aug. 8: Impromptu Household … Continue reading "Workshop: Magic Mark’s Art Of Harmless Misdirection"
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am The Nantucket Hotel
Join Pirate Robin on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During our walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships, and pirate treasure. On our treasure … Continue reading "Children’s Pirate Walk and Treasure Hunt"
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am 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.
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 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"
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 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, … Continue reading "LVA – Beginner English Class"
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
An Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates. … Continue reading "LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class"
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 – 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"