Mitchell House Children’s Programs

Mitchell House Programs

Mitchell House Week Long Children’s Program – NEW!

A unique week-long class for children ages 7-11.  What was Nantucket like when Maria Mitchell was a child growing up?  What did it mean to be the “whaling capital of the world?”  What was life like on a daily basis before electricity?  And what exactly did children do way back then?  Join us for this unique week-long class as we immerse ourselves in the nineteenth century.  Children will learn about all aspects of life in the time period, all about Maria Mitchell and other notable Nantucketers, and try their hands at crafts, games, cooking, and more to better understand what life was like.  Children will learn about Maria and her family via a myriad of hands-on activities.  From eclipse viewing and navigation to tinsmithing and butter making.  Join us as we marble paper, tinsmith, sew, make butter, play hoops, create thaumatropes, fashion our own kaleidoscopes and coin purses, draw eclipses and more during this week-long class adventure.  Class limited to 5 children.

Please pack a snack, plenty of water, and a lunch each day for your child.


Classes Meet behind Hinchman House Natural Science Museum in Yard between Hinchman and MMA Research Center

Register online starting on February 1, 2021.

Medical Form Required

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.