Private Programs, Birthday Parties & Facility Rentals

Private Education Programs

If our camp and family programs are full or don’t fit into your family’s schedule, we can provide private, customized programs for children or your entire family. Possible activities include beach exploration, snorkeling, guided nature hikes, orienteering/geocaching, kayaking, nature inspired arts & crafts, digital nature photography, bird watching, fort building, and more. Have another idea? Let us know.

Offered weekdays 2-4 pm.
Cost: $30/hour/person for members, $40/hour/person for non-members
Minimum fee charged: $100/hour members, $130/hour non-members
Snorkeling, kayaking and digital photography programs:
$75/hour/person members, $85/hour/person for non-members
Minimum fee charged: $150/hour members, $180/hour non-members

Contact: Kim Botelho at 508-228-9198 or email kbotelho@mariamitchell.org

Private Natural Science Programs

If you want a more intimate science education experience or our family programs do not fit your schedule, consider booking a private Natural Science Program. We offer private Beach Discovery Trips, Marine Ecology Field Trips, Meet the Animals, and Feeding Frenzies. Enjoy getting closer to the action when you book a private program!
Beach Discover/Marine Ecology Field trips: Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday
Feeding Frenzy: Sundays only
Meet the Animals: Monday-Sunday

Cost: $30/hour/person for members, $40/hour/person for non-members
Minimum fee charged: $100/hour members, $130/hour non-members

To schedule, contact Trinity Foreman at 508.228.9198 or tforeman@mariamitchell.org

Private Bird Walks

Join the MMA’s Field Ornothologist, 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. You will head out to some of the best birding areas on the island. Own transportation is required.

Cost: $30/hour/person for members, $40/hour/person for non-members
Minimum fee charged: $100/hour members, $130/hour non-members

To schedule, contact Trinity Foreman at 508.228.9198 or tforeman@mariamitchell.org

Private Events at Loines Observatory

Enjoy and evening under the stars at the famed Loines Observatory. At your private catered event, you’ll wine and dine as the sun sets. When the stars take over for the night, a professional astronomer will guide your guests through the constellations and let them peeer at distant celestial boides through our telescopes. it;s amagical evening that makes for great memories.

For information and pricing, contact Trinity Foreman at 508.228.9198 or tforeman@mariamitchell.org

School Programs

We offer school programs in all fields for all ages. Please contact Kim Botelho, the Director of Education, at 508.228.9198 or kbotelho@mariamitchell.org with any questions or to schedule a program for your class.

Facility Rentals

MMA Facilities – the Aquarium, Vestal Street Campus, Loines Observatory, 33 Washington Street Facility – make great places to celebrate special events or host a private party. Please contact Trinity Foreman at 508.228.9198 or tforeman@mariamitchell.org with any questions regarding renting an MMA facility, rates, and availability.

Birthday Parties

We are now offering birthday parties on Saturdays, June – October at our 33 Washington Street Facility. Learn more by visiting our party page.

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.