Adult Programs

Interpretive Walks

Early-bird Bird Walk Register

Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on a boutique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket’s ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. After a brief visit to the Museum’s ornithology collection, you will head out to some of the best birding areas on the island and around town. Tuesday trips have very limited space (transportation provided). Data will be collected during these trips for long term research.

A limited number of excellent binoculars are available for loan.

Pre-registration required.

If the Tuesday program is fully booked and you have a vehicle please call the office 508-228-9198 and we may be able to accommodate you.

Tuesday Trips: Program Information Page– Directions, what to bring, what to expect

Friday Trips (Summers Only): Program Information Page– Directions, what to bring, what to expect

Field Expedition:
Tuesdays
June 5- September25
7 AM - 10 AM

Town Walk:
Fridays
June 1 - September 28
8 AM - 10:30 AM

Field Expedition
Members: $30
Non-Members: $45

Town Walk
Members: $10
Non-Members: $25

Pre-registration required. Please call 508-228-9198 to register or register online.

Registration opens February 1st 2018

Summer Owl Prowls Register

Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on an exciting night-birding experience – the Owl Prowl. After visiting our demonstration Barn Owl nest box, you will visit sites known for owls, play recordings of their calls and wait for a response or sighting. Transportation is provided from 4 Vestal St. This program is meant for adults but children 8 and up are welcome to register with an adult guardian. This program will be cancelled and refunded in the case of rain.

 

Pre-registration required

Fridays
June 29, July 27
8 PM - 10 PM
August 24
7 PM - 9 PM



Members: $30
Non-members: $45

Registration opens February 1st 2018

Historical Walks & Workshops

Maria Mitchell and the Daring Daughters of Nantucket Island

Join the curator of the Mitchell House for a walking tour concerning the lives of Maria Mitchell and Nantucket’s famous and infamous women, as well as the lesser known women of our island. Learn why whaling, Quakerism, and the isolation of an island afforded these women opportunities that women elsewhere in America at the time were not afforded.

Saturday, March 24
Saturday, May 5
Saturday, September 15

10AM to 12PM


Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Limited space, reservations necessary. Please call 508.228.2896 to register.

Preserving the Monuments of Our Ancestors: How to Properly Clean Historic Gravestones

Join the curator of the Mitchell House and the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association historian for a short talk about stone monuments and their conservation. The class will then move to the Prospect Hill Cemetery where participants will learn how to properly clean stone monuments. Class will be hands on so wear appropriate clothes and bring protective eyewear (sunglasses will suffice).

Please Note: This class is to teach others so that they may clean their family’s stone monuments. One must speak with the sextant of a cemetery before doing this. One must not work on stones not belonging to their family unless it is through a special program that has been condoned by the cemetery and other officials.

Saturday, June 2
10AM - 12PM

Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Limited space, reservations necessary. Please call 508.228.2896 to register.

Four Centuries Domestic Tour

A unique and extremely popular collaborative walking tour with the Curator of the Mitchell House, the Nantucket Preservation Trust’s Executive Director, and the Nantucket Historical Association’s Education Staff that looks at the changes in domestic life over four centuries and how it shaped homes, buildings, neighborhoods, and land use. Participants should meet at the Oldest House on Sunset Hill (tour will end on Main Street). Tour includes brief visits inside each building visited.

Saturday, May 12
Saturday, September 8

10AM to 12PM

$10 per person


No reservations necessary

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.