Events

Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s bag contains a selection of supplies plus 4 design challenge cards. Choose your challenge from the 4 provided and then design something to meet the challenge using the contents of the bag plus … Continue reading "STEM Grab & Go Bag: Mystery Bag Design Challenge"
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 @ 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 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Pick up your kit in the main vestibule of the Atheneum between 9-2. Make 3D models of your favorite Star Wars characters, including Yoda, R2D2, and Han Solo. FREE for teens entering grades 6-12.
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 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Online
Weekly trivia games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/ false questions. Open to all teens entering 6-12th grades. Email eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for login information.
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 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Stop by the Weezie Porch and pick up this week’s STEM Grab & Go Bag – a homemade kaleidoscope! Experiment with mirrored surfaces, reflection and white light to make beautiful symmetrical patterns that change. All … Continue reading "STEM Grab & Go Bag: Kaleidoscope"
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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Pick up your kit in the Main Vestibule of the Atheneum, between 10 AM-2 PM. Pick up a Take and Make Kit and make some string art! All you need is white glue, pins, and … Continue reading "Teen Take-and-Make Kits – String Art"
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 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Online
Weekly trivia games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/ false questions. Open to all teens entering 6-12th grades. Email eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for login information.
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"
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s Paper Craft Grab & Go project is a greenhouse you can use to grow your own soy bean! Suggested for ages 3+. Bean seeds and cotton balls are included in the kit, but … Continue reading "Paper Craft Grab & Go Bag: Grow a Bean Greenhouse"
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Stop by the Weezie porch today and pick up this week’s STEM project, a pan flute kit. Check out how the wind’s vibration over different sized straws changes the sound of each. All supplies and … Continue reading "STEM Grab & Go Bag: Pan Flute"
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 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s Story & Craft Grab & Go Bag project is a Grass Head! Listen to the story ‘The Hair Book’ by Graham Tether online and make your own Grass Head! Suggested for ages 4-7. … Continue reading "Story & Craft Grab & Go Bag: Grass Head"
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 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s free Art Grab & Go project is a yarn butterfly! All materials are provided except scissors. Suggested for ages 7+. Younger crafters may need adult assistance. Pick one up on the Weezie Porch from … Continue reading "Art Grab & Go Bag: Yarn Butterfly"
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 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s free Paper Craft Grab & Go project is a llama card you can send to a friend! You will need scissors, glue, and your own coloring materials. Suggested for ages 3+. Younger crafters … Continue reading "Paper Craft Grab & Go Bag: Llama Card"
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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s free Art Grab & Go project is a paper luminary! You will need scissors, glue or tape, and your coloring materials of choice. Suggested for ages 7+. Younger crafters may need adult assistance. Pick … Continue reading "Art Grab & Go Bag: Paper Luminaries"
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 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s free Paper Craft Grab & Go project is a foldable paper strawberry box you can tie up with a string! You will need scissors, a black marker, and a hole punch or something … Continue reading "Paper Craft Grab & Go Bag: Strawberry Boxes"
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 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Stop by the Weezie Porch and pick up this week’s STEM project — a balancing robot. Your child will have fun exploring weights and balance with this cute robot that they can color, cut-out, and … Continue reading "STEM Grab & Go: Balancing Robot"
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Stop by the Weezie Porch and pick up this week’s STEM project — a balancing robot. Your child will have fun exploring weights and balance with this cute robot that they can color, cut-out, and … Continue reading "STEM Grab & Go: Balancing Robot"
Sep 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Online, Zoom
Join Lizza Obremski on ZOOM for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Just click on the following link to … Continue reading "Music in the Morning"
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
This week’s Story & Craft Grab & Go Bag project is a fuzzy polar bear craft! Listen to the story ‘Little Polar Bear’ by Hans de Beer https://bit.ly/2G67HDs and make your polar bear portrait. Suggested for ages … Continue reading "Story & Craft Grab & Go: Polar Bear Craft"
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come to the Atheneum lobby to pick up your Teen Take-and-Make kit! Do you need some school supplies but can’t get out to get them? This kit will teach you how to make your own … Continue reading "Teen Take-and-Make Kits – Rainbow Notebook"
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 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Online, Zoom
Join Lizza Obremski on ZOOM for fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Just click on the following link to join the fun! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 770 3372 … Continue reading "Nanpuppets"
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What makes a forest different from a field? Through a combination of exploration, close observation, and games we will investigate the natural habitats around us. Together we will learn what a habitat is, how to … Continue reading "Habitat Hike"
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Online
Weekly trivia games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/ false questions. Open to all teens entering 6-12th grades. Email eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for login information.
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
Move the furniture and roll up the rug, it’s time to romp in the swamp and boogie on the bayou. Johnette and Scott’s virtual Swamp Romp concert is a rollicking ride through Louisiana roots music … Continue reading "Children’s Concert: Swamp Romp with Johnette Downing & Scott Billington"
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
Move the furniture and roll up the rug, it’s time to romp in the swamp and boogie on the bayou. Johnette and Scott’s virtual Swamp Romp concert is a rollicking ride through Louisiana roots music … Continue reading "Children’s Concert: Swamp Romp with Johnette Downing & Scott Billington"
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
Move the furniture and roll up the rug, it’s time to romp in the swamp and boogie on the bayou. Johnette and Scott’s virtual Swamp Romp concert is a rollicking ride through Louisiana roots music … Continue reading "Children’s Concert: Swamp Romp with Johnette Downing & Scott Billington"
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
Move the furniture and roll up the rug, it’s time to romp in the swamp and boogie on the bayou. Johnette and Scott’s virtual Swamp Romp concert is a rollicking ride through Louisiana roots music … Continue reading "Children’s Concert: Swamp Romp with Johnette Downing & Scott Billington"
Sep 22 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Online, Zoom
Join Lizza Obremski on ZOOM for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Just click on the following link to … Continue reading "Music in the Morning"
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
Move the furniture and roll up the rug, it’s time to romp in the swamp and boogie on the bayou. Johnette and Scott’s virtual Swamp Romp concert is a rollicking ride through Louisiana roots music … Continue reading "Children’s Concert: Swamp Romp with Johnette Downing & Scott Billington"
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come to the Atheneum lobby to pick up your Teen Take-and-Make kit! Need something cheery and bright? Have fun making this cute unicorn for your room. All you need is scissors and glue to complete … Continue reading "Teen Take-and-Make Kits – Paper Lantern Unicorn"
Sep 24 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Online, Zoom
Join Lizza Obremski on ZOOM for fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Just click on the following link to join the fun! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 770 3372 … Continue reading "Nanpuppets"
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Online
Weekly trivia games for teens, using Zoom and Kahoot. Test your knowledge with all things trivia! Multiple choice and true/ false questions. Open to all teens entering 6-12th grades. Email eyoung@nantucketatheneum.org for login information.