Aug 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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"
Aug 16 @ 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 16 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Hike"
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am
About Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of … Continue reading "Smooth Hummocks"
Aug 17 @ 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 17 @ 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"
Aug 17 @ 2:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly … Continue reading "Gardner Farm Hike"
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm
Duration 2 Hours About After hiking through kettle and kame terrain in the moors learning about frost bottoms and when to pick beach plums with Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace, soak up the best view … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike"
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for fascinating hike through a section of the island molded by 500 feet of ice bearing … Continue reading "Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike"
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Sitting on 90 acres at the north end of Hummock Pond on its east side, like Gardner Farm immediately south, Lost Farm’s former vegetable fields have given way to shrubs and … Continue reading "Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike"
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm
Duration 3 Hours About Catch an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island with Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon and … Continue reading "Smith’s Point Sunset Hike"
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Combining elements of the Lost Farm and Gardner Farm hikes, this is a longer loop hike at approximately 2.5 miles, which helps you explore plant succession on globally threatened habitat known … Continue reading "Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike"
Aug 19 @ 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 19 @ 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 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join the Maria Mitchell Association for an exploration of the animal world through high energy, educational dance! We will explore and expand our different sea creature choreography every week. Members: Free Free with admission to … Continue reading "Zoological Zoomba"
Aug 19 @ 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"
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Although Polpis Harbor is part of Nantucket Harbor, with its own narrow channel leading into it and two distinct coves or, lobes, this former kettle hole definitely feels like its own … Continue reading "Polpis Harbor Hike"
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Hike"
Aug 20 @ 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 20 @ 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"
Aug 20 @ 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 20 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Sand, gravel and boulders laid down by the last glacier during the Wisconsinan Glacial Stage was not the first layer of foundation for Nantucket; an ocean bottom created during the Sangamonian … Continue reading "Sankaty Bluff Hike"
Aug 20 @ 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 21 @ 8:00 am
Duration 3 Hours About Smith’s Point, Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch … Continue reading "Smith’s Point Hike"
Aug 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 21 @ 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"
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly … Continue reading "Gardner Farm Hike"
Aug 21 @ 6:15 pm
Duration 2 Hours About After hiking through kettle and kame terrain in the moors learning about frost bottoms and when to pick beach plums with Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace, soak up the best view … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike"
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for fascinating hike through a section of the island molded by 500 feet of ice bearing … Continue reading "Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike"
Aug 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"
Aug 22 @ 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"
Aug 22 @ 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"
Aug 22 @ 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.
Aug 22 @ 12:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Our eighth hike and the newest one starting with the 2016 season, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s publicly accessible property is on the south side of Eel Point Road on the … Continue reading "Linda Loring Nature Foundation with Nantucket Walkabout"
Aug 22 @ 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"
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Sitting on 90 acres at the north end of Hummock Pond on its east side, like Gardner Farm immediately south, Lost Farm’s former vegetable fields have given way to shrubs and … Continue reading "Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike"
Aug 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"
Aug 23 @ 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 23 @ 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"
Aug 23 @ 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 23 @ 2:00 pm
About Graded relatively flat by glacial meltwater running out over the coastal plain to the ocean 75 miles away when the landmass that would become Nantucket was nothing more than a wide, low ridge of … Continue reading "Smooth Hummocks"
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Shawkemo Hills offers a hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, … Continue reading "Shawkemo Hills Hike"
Aug 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"
Aug 24 @ 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"
Aug 24 @ 2:45 pm
Duration 2 Hours About Sand, gravel and boulders laid down by the last glacier during the Wisconsinan Glacial Stage was not the first layer of foundation for Nantucket; an ocean bottom created during the Sangamonian … Continue reading "Sankaty Bluff Hike"
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm
Duration 2 Hours About With the backdrop of the sun setting over Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, learn from Nantucket Walkabout Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket and Polpis Harbors, discover the salt marsh … Continue reading "Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike"
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am
Duration 2 Hours About Formerly a vegetable farm along the east of side of Hummock Pond, the Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly … Continue reading "Gardner Farm Hike"