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Maria Mitchell Association Natural Science Museum

Official Website:Maria Mitchell Association Natural Science Museum
Location:4 Vestal Streets, Nantucket, MA, 2554 map
Hours:Fall Hours: Saturdays 1 - 3 PM
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
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Maria Mitchell Association Natural Science MuseumAt the Maria Mitchell Association Natural Science Museum, take a tour or guide yourself through rooms filled with wonderful things from the natural world of Nantucket.

Learn about animals that live on Nantucket from squirrels and bats to beetles and birds! We have lots of hands-on exhibits and games that illustrate important concepts. Whether you’re watching a spider spin a web or touching a whale vertebra, you’ll get a first-hand look at what makes nature on Nantucket so special.

The Natural Science Museum also houses scientific collections from Nantucket dating to the late 1800's.

Special Programs
MMA offers year-round programming for all ages so that visitors and residents alike can experience Nantucket’s unique flora and fauna. Field trips for all ages, lectures, workshops, and special programs are among the activities offered through the Natural Science Museum.

Aquarium Programs
The Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium offers marine science programs for all ages. The MMA also partners with other island organizations to offer unique, fun, and educational programming related to the marine life in Nantucket’s waters. Check the calendar for upcoming programs. All Aquarium programs require pre-registration

Museum Gift Shop
Whether you’re looking for high-quality binoculars, an adorable stuffed turtle, a butterfly net, or a fish identification book, the Museum Shop has many unique items perfect for gifts, mementos, and exploring the outdoors. Members receive a 10% discount.

About Maria Mitchell
The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) was founded in 1902 to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and, above all, educator, Maria Mitchell. After she discovered a comet in 1847, Mitchell’s international fame led to many achievements and awards, including an appointment as the first American Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College.


Many programs are free

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