While the night sky is unlimited, parking in downtown Nantucket is not!

Nantucket, MA – The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is delighted to offer a unique opportunity to win a reserved town parking space for the month of July in our WISH UPON A STAR FUNDRAISER. Between 9AM Monday, June 15 and 9AM Tuesday, June 30, you can earn chances to win by making an online donation of $125 or higher to the WISH UPON A STAR FUNDRAISER via the MMA’s website.

One parking space is located at 28 Washington Street and three spaces are located at 33 Washington Street.

On June 30 at 12PM, MMA Executive Director, Dave Gagnon, will draw four lucky winners, streamed via Instagram and Facebook Live, each receiving one private town parking space for the month of July. Please find the complete rules below.

All donations will support the MMA’s mission to create opportunities for all to develop a life-long passion for science through education, research, and first-hand exploration of the sky, land, and sea of Nantucket Island. This online auction is one of a few fundraisers planned in lieu of the MMA’s Stargazer Gala, which has been postponed until 2021.

How to Enter:

You can earn chances to win by making an online donation for the WISH UPON A STAR FUNDRAISER between 9AM Monday, June 15 and 9AM Tuesday, June 30.

$125 donation – One chance
$250 donation – Two chances
$500 donation – Four chances
$1000 donation – Eight chances * plus two bonus chances (10 total)

One space, located at 28 Washington Street, is available as a BUY IT NOW item with a  $5,000 donation. This is being offered on a first come, first serve basis.

When you submit your donation, you will be able to select your preferred numbers for the drawing (1-200). Numbers will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Four numbers will be drawn on June 30.  We will share regular updates regarding available numbers via our website and social media platforms.

Prizes:

(1) parking space located at 28 Washington Street
(1) parking space located at 33 Washington Street
(1) parking space located at 33 Washington Street
(1) parking space located at 33 Washington Street

The winners will have access to their parking space from 6AM Wednesday, July 1 – 9PM Friday, July 31. We will select the prizes in the following order:  Space 1A at 33 Washington Street, followed by space 1B at 33 Washington Street, followed by space 1C at 33 Washington Street, followed by space 1 at 28 Washington Street (unless it is purchased in advance via BUY IT NOW. The winners will be contacted on June 30 following the drawing.

For more information, please contact Logan Gomes, Director of Advancement at (508) 228-9198.

The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages.