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.

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.

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.

Think Different Film Series – ‘Free Trip to Egypt’ @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
FREE TRIP TO EGYPT takes audiences on a remarkable journey, in which an unlikely group of travelers to the Middle East find themselves transformed by the power of human connection.

Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland, is troubled by a world that seems ever more divided and polarised. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards ‘the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolves to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea.

With the aim of trying to build mutual understanding, Tarek travels across the USA in order to find Americans who feel threatened by Islam and offer them a Free Trip to Egypt.
The initial reactions range from disbelief to hostility, but eventually, a diverse group is selected. These characters are a cross-section of contemporary America: including a teacher, a police officer, a Marine veteran, a single mom, a preacher and a beauty pageant queen
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
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.
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.

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
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.

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
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
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
Bolshoi Live: The Nutcracker @ The Dreamland
Dec 22 @ 12:55 pm

As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker enchants the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!

Dec
26
Thu
2019
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
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
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.

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.

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.

Jan
10
Fri
2020
Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Jan 10 @ 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
11
Sat
2020
Tales for Tots @ Natural Science Museum
Jan 11 @ 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.

MET Live: Wozzeck @ The Dreamland
Jan 11 @ 12:55 pm

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Salzburg Festival; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and Opera Australia

Production a gift of Robert L. Turner

Jan
14
Tue
2020
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 14 @ 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
16
Thu
2020
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 16 @ 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 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Jan
17
Fri
2020
Nanpuppets @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 17 @ 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.

Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Jan 17 @ 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
18
Sat
2020
Makerspace for Teens-Narwhals @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Unicorns are so last week-but how about narwhals?
Bring home a narwhal friend made from a mason jar, Sculpey, and paint.
Makes a great secret hiding spot too!
FREE for teens grades 6-12
No experience required
All tools and materials will be supplied
Registration is required
Jan
21
Tue
2020
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 21 @ 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
23
Thu
2020
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 23 @ 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 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Jan
24
Fri
2020
Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Jan 24 @ 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
28
Tue
2020
Music in the Morning @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 28 @ 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
30
Thu
2020
Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jan 30 @ 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 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Teen Night @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
Jan 31 @ 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.