Adult Programs

Interpretive Walks

Early-bird Bird Walk Register

Early-Bird Bird Expedition

Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on a unique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket’s ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. The trips will visit birding areas around Nantucket and transportation is provided to first four registrants. If the program is fully booked and you have a vehicle please call the office 508-228-9198 and we may be able to accommodate you.

Binoculars are available for loan while supplies last.
Pre-registration required.

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

Early-Bird Town Bird Walk

Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on a unique birding experience. The walk starts at the MMA Aquarium at 28 Washington Street, and parking will be available in the town lot. This walk will focus on the diversity of bird species on the waterfront.
Binoculars are available for loan while supplies last.
Pre-registration suggested.

NEW MEETING LOCATION AND TIME!

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

Field Expedition:
Tuesdays
June 5- September 25
7 AM - 9:30 AM

Town Walk:
Fridays
June 1 - September 28
6:30 AM - 8:30 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.

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

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 19
Saturday, September 8

10AM to 12PM

$10 per person


No reservations necessary

Wine and Mobiles with Cindy Pease Roe Register

Celebrated upsculpting artist Cindy Pease Roe will return to the island to help you create mobiles that are fascinating and attractive. Come and create a beautiful fish mobile with endless possibilities of color and form. Cindy Pease Roe will guide you through a simple design using wire and colorful marine plastics picked up from beach cleanups. The mobiles can be hung from the ceiling or shelves. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment, design, and laugh.

If you are a member of the Artist Association of Nantucket please enter the following discount code to receive the member price. AANMember2018

Thursday, August 9
24 Amelia Drive

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, August 16
33 Washington Street

5:30PM to 7:00PM

Members: $85
Non-Members $100

Pre-registration required.

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.