Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is Nantucket’s best portal to the natural world of Nantucket, allowing us to experience through exploration and discovery so much of what makes this island special. Your donation supports our nature and marine walks, lectures, star-gazing nights, internships, scholars-in-residence programs, and many new and exciting community forums and discussions on topics impacting our island. It also helps us continue what we do best — dynamic, hands-on, family-friendly learning at the Observatories, Aquarium, Natural Science Museum and the Mitchell House. Please consider joining the ever growing number of residents and visitors who are part of our giving family.
Maria Mitchell Annual Operating AppealDonate Online
Being a part of Maria’s legacy with a donation to MMA’s Annual Operating Appeal sets you apart as someone committed to a love of learning and of Nantucket. Aside from the up-keep and operation of our properties, the Appeal underwrites program development for children and adults in astronomy, and the marine and natural sciences. Also, as our reputation for rigorous research and scholarships continues to strengthen, we are expanding our program offerings to include more workshops and lectures designed to encourage public discourse on many areas related to science important to the island, like water quality, erosion, alternative energy and tick borne disease. Our annual Operating Budget is about $1 million, serving close to 15,000 people throughout the year.
Maria Mitchell Science Center CampaignDonate Online
The construction of Maria Mitchell’s new Science Center on Washington Street is a response to the overwhelming interest of residents and visitors to our mission and programs. We hope you consider being part of this amazing facility, leaving your own legacy of support for science, education and the natural environment of the island to future residents and visitors. Naming opportunities exist for many parts of the building, from aquarium tanks to exhibits. Anchoring the Town’s “Cultural Corridor,” this accessible destination is a perfect place to share your love of Nantucket for years to come.
Donate the old-fashioned way.
To send your donation by check, please note the fund to which it should be applied and send it to the address below.
Maria Mitchell Association
4 Vestal Street
Nantucket, MA 02554