Events

Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
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 their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online, Zoom
Come and listen to the MMA’s astronomy students as they present their research conducted while taking part in this summer’s Research Experience for Undergraduates internship program funded by the National Science Foundation.
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
Nantucket Preservation Trust is hosting a virtual fete for August 2020 that features exclusive hour tours of award-winning and historic Nantucket properties and live Q&As with the homeowners.  The tours will be available to view … Continue reading "“There’s No Place Like Home” August Fete"
Aug 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join internationally acclaimed artistic Giovanni Decunto at an Artists Reception and Charity Auction to benefit the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. The event will be held at 21 Broad Street and limited to 10 visitors … Continue reading "Celebrating America with Giovanni Decunto"
Aug 10 – Aug 15 all-day
Join the Maria Mitchell Association and the Nantucket Land Council during the 1st Annual Nantucket Green Crab Week, August 10th – 15th to learn more about this threat, participate in citizen science research, and learn how to collect, … Continue reading "Nantucket Green Crab Week"
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
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 their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
James Elliott serves as Greencrab.org’s Science Communications Advisor, supporting scientific decision making and creating educational content for the group. Full time, James works at New England Biolabs as a Scientist studying novel methods for enzyme development … Continue reading "Virtual Science Speaker Series: Jimmy Elliot"
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
As a leading conservation organization in New England, Mass Audubon is committed to taking bold action to combat the climate crisis. From the advancement of climate policy at the local and state level to the … Continue reading "Virtual Science Speaker Series: Alexandra Vecchio and Danielle Perry"
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Eel Point Road at the White Rock pointing to Dionis Beach.
The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our Island’s beaches, dunes, roadsides and bike paths free of litter. Each “season” (from Daffodil Weekend until mid-October) every … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Now, more than ever, the autism community needs your support. We are deeply saddened to announce that we will not be able to host a physical Walk on Island this summer or celebrate in person … Continue reading "2020 Nantucket Autism Speaks Walk"
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
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 their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Milestone Road! Meet at corner of Nobadeer Farm Road.
The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our Island’s beaches, dunes, roadsides and bike paths free of litter. Each “season” (from Daffodil Weekend until mid-October) every … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
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 their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Surfside Beach. Meet at the parking lot off of Surfside Road.
The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our Island’s beaches, dunes, roadsides and bike paths free of litter. Each “season” (from Daffodil Weekend until mid-October) every … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sustainable Nantucket has reimagined their Far-Away Feast for Friday, September 18 – Tickets should be purchased by TODAY, September 1. The meal will feature a four-course Farm-to-Table dinner delivered right to your Nantucket door (only … Continue reading "Buy your Ticket to A Far-Away Feast"
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
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 their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
Egan Maritime Institute will broadcast a fun and special fundraising event hosted by Bonnie Levison, co-founder of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, and featuring sharks, songs, and a special drink. Special guests are Dr. Greg Skomal, Cape … Continue reading "Making Waves: A Benefit for Egan Maritime Institute"
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jetties Beach
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 their knowledge … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Did you know that some Nantucketers love to eat mole crabs? Join aquarium staff to learn about the fascinating biology, ecology, and geology that make Nantucket’s beaches so unique. We will discover shells and bones of over 15 … Continue reading "Beach Biology Field Trip"
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Mill Hill Park. Meet next to Ye Olde Mill.
The Clean Team is a group of over four hundred Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our Island’s beaches, dunes, roadsides and bike paths free of litter. Each “season” (from Daffodil Weekend until mid-October) every … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA for this program designed especially for the young explorer in your family! Each session we will read a nature or science related book, then meet one of the MMA’s animal friends, and … Continue reading "Nature Story Hour"
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the natural world through the lens of your inner artist! We will go for a short walk and practice closely observing things in the natural world which inspire us. Then we will create some … Continue reading "Nature Art & Exploration"
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am The Handlebar Café
Resume our meeting at The Handlebar Café (across from the bus/NRTA depot) to pick up supplies. 8:00 a.m. each Saturday, rain or shine, for one hour. The Clean Team is a group of over four … Continue reading "ACK Clean Team"
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Online
The Atheneum joins Boston-based Communities Responding To Extreme Weather (CREW) to host six virtual programs in support of Climate Prep Week 2020 (Sept. 24 – 30). This year’s theme is ‘Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.’ All … Continue reading "Climate Prep Week Virtual Discussion: Resilient Agriculture"
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
The Atheneum joins Boston-based Communities Responding To Extreme Weather (CREW) to host six virtual programs in support of Climate Prep Week 2020 (Sept. 24 – 30). This year’s theme is ‘Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.’ All … Continue reading "Climate Prep Week Virtual Discussion: Palaces For The People"