Adult Programs

Interpretive Walks

Early-Bird Bird Walks 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. You will head out to some of the best birding areas on the island and around town.  Friday programs alternate between a shorebird/wetland Town bird walk and an Expedition around the island. Own transport required for Expedition programs. All bird programs meet at the Aquarium: 28 Washington Street.

A limited number of excellent binoculars are available for loan.

Call the office (508) 228-9198 to inquire about booking a private bird walk with Ginger.

Town Bird Walk
Fridays 6:30 - 8:30 AM
June 14, 28
July 12, 26
August 9, 23
September 6

Early-Bird Expedition
Fridays 6:30 - 8:30 AM
June 21
July 5, 19
August 2, 16, 30


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

Early-Bird Expedition
Members: $30
Non-Members: $45

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. Limited transportation is available 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. 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.

 

Pre-registration required

Saturdays
June 15, July 13: 8:30 - 10:30 PM
August 17: 7:30 - 9:30 PM


Members: $30
Non-Members: $45



Members: $30
Non-members: $45

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

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, May 4, 10AM to 12PM
Friday, September 13, 2-4PM




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 1
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 11, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019


$10 per person


No reservations necessary

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.