Winter/Spring Programs

Nantucket Science Festival

3rd Annual Nantucket Science Festival Do Not Register

Maria Mitchell believed that the best way to learn was “by doing” and that is why the Maria Mitchell Association and our partner, the Nantucket Community School, are pleased to host the 3rd Annual Nantucket’s Science Festival.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 18th at the Middle School Cafeteria from 10-2 pm and is free to the public.  Light snacks and drinks are also provided.  Last year over 375 people attended the event!

Explore the solar system, race magnetic cars, build circuits using solar power, learn how bats fly, design and build box city, make sensory bottles, and so much more.  So bring your family and friends for this wonderful winter event.

Maria Mitchell The Annual Science Festival is made possible through the generous support of The Nantucket Fund, Dr. David and Beverly Barlow, the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation and the Department of Early Education and Care.

We would also like to thank the following businesses that have generously donated food and door prizes:
Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dreamland Theater
The Bean

Saturday, March 18
10am - 2pm

Members: $FREE
Non-members: $FREE

Spring Discovery Camp

Explore and Play - the Nature Way Register

Come explore and play with MMA!  Each day, as we venture out to new locations, campers will have fun playing habitat games before they are given the opportunity for unstructured free time in the outdoors.  We will bring magnifying lenses, collection containers, field guides, and our imagination as we explore the island.  Once back at the museum, we will make themed animal and habitat art projects.  Appropriate for children ages 6-11 years.

We have 3 Full Scholarships available!!  Click here for details.



Members: $275.00
Non-members: $350.00

Medical Form Required

Adult Programs

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.  Transportation is provided from 4 Vestal St.  This program is meant for adults but, children ages 8 and up are welcome to register with an adult guardian.

December 7, 14, 21, 28, 30
January 2, 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Members: $5
Non-members: $20

Owl Prowl 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.

Special Program *Snowy Owl Quest*

Join  Ginger Andrews, on an exciting quest for snowy owls. You will visit sites known for snowy owls along the beach. Four wheel drive transportation is provided from 4 Vestal St courtesy of Young’s Bike Shop. This program is meant for adults but children 8 and up are welcome to register with an adult guardian.

Friday Jan 13
Friday Feb 10
Friday Mar 10
Friday May 12

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Snowy Owl Quest*
Saturday Feb 11

2:30 - 5:00 PM

Members: $25
Non-members: $40

Check the calendar for upcoming programs