Birthday Parties


Host your child’s birthday party at the Maria Mitchell Association!

Location: Science Center, 33 Washington St.
When: Offered in 2 hour blocks on Saturdays (June – October) 10:30-12:30 pm, 1:00-3:00 pm, or 3:30-5:30 pm
Ages: Birthday parties offered for children turning 4 or older
Cost: Members – $250, Non-members – $300; for up to 15 children, $10 for each additional child with a max of 20 allowed. Maximum number of people allowed including adults is 35.
Suggested planning:  20 minutes to set up, 45 minutes of programming, 35 minutes of your own activities including snacks, cake time, unwrapping presents, etc., and 20 minutes for clean up

We provide:
Large indoor space for party
Tables and chairs
Large lawn for outdoor games
A skilled naturalist to provide a fun and educational experience
Animals and craft supplies for all MMA led activities
Refrigerator/freezer for food storage
Trash bags and trash removal
Cleaning supplies and help with clean up

You provide:
Party set-up and clean-up
Decorations (all must come down – no balloons please)
Table cloths
Paper goods and utensils
All refreshments
Party favors
You are welcome to have food delivered at your own expense

*Please note that there is no guest parking at this location.  There will be 1 space available for the hosting family.*

Choose from the following themes:

Meet the Animals – An up close encounter with at least four education animals.  Species vary but possibilities include snakes, turtles, frogs, crustaceans, insects, or fish.

Amazing Marine Life – It’s touch tank time!  Learn all about local critters that live right off the coast of Nantucket.  Children will have a chance to see and touch a variety of animals. If time allows, we will head outside for games.

Artstronomy –  Using pictures and stories, kids are introduced to the wonders of the universe. They then create their own cosmic works of art using various media, learning some basic astronomy in the process, and developing a personal connection with the universe.  For children 7 and up.

Animals, Authors, & Art – Children will gather for a nature story, meet a live animal from that story and then make a themed craft.  This program is perfect for your 4 to 6 year old. Choose a snake, turtle, hermit crab, or horseshoe crab.

How to Book Your Party

Please call or email Kim Botelho, Director of Education at:

Please provide the following information in your message:
Name and age of child
Preferred date and time for party
Party theme
Your contact information

Refund Policy:
Full payment must be received to book your party.  We will not hold spaces.
Full refunds will be provided if you cancel at least 2 weeks in advance.
No refunds will be issued if cancellations are made less than 2 weeks in advance.

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