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Jul
30
Wed
9:00 pm Stargazing Night – Families @ MMA Loines Observatory
Stargazing Night – Families @ MMA Loines Observatory
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Stargazing Night - Families @ MMA Loines Observatory | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
Join the Maria Mitchell Association’s professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for a telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. Both fun and educational, your children will be talking[...]
Jul
31
Thu
8:30 am Critter Cruise – Families @ Monomoy Charters Slip 1018
Critter Cruise – Families @ Monomoy Charters Slip 1018
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Critter Cruise - Families @ Monomoy Charters Slip 1018 | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
One of our Nantucket Bucket List must-do family activities! Enjoy a one hour trip for kids on the Monomoy. Watch Captain Josh and his crew haul fish traps and lobster gear, identify and examine the critters[...]
9:00 am Feeding Frenzy – Families @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Feeding Frenzy – Families @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Feeding Frenzy - Families @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
A Nantucket Bucket List summer favorite! Done in conjunction with a trip to the Aquarium (this starts an hour before the Aquarium opens), or simply as an activity on its own, Maria Mitchell’s Feeding Frenzy is an[...]
9:10 am Dance Sing Movement – Ages 10m –... @ Children's Beach Bandstand
Dance Sing Movement – Ages 10m –... @ Children's Beach Bandstand
Jul 31 @ 9:10 am – 9:50 am
Dance Sing Movement - Ages 10m - 3 years @ Children's Beach Bandstand | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
Movement and music to encourage playful, joyous exploration of toddlers’ rapidly developing skills. Children will enjoy songs and activities that promote creativity, new concepts, social interaction, language development, and a variety of motor skills.  Some[...]
9:30 am Kids in Nature – Ages 9+ @ Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Kids in Nature – Ages 9+ @ Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Kids in Nature - Ages 9+ @ Linda Loring Nature Foundation | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
Kids in Nature workshops are for children ages 9+ to explore the island and connect with nature. Come once or as often as possible; workshops of varying topics are offered every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in[...]
10:00 am Babies into Book – Newborn-18m @ Nantucket Atheneum
Babies into Book – Newborn-18m @ Nantucket Atheneum
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am
Babies into Book - Newborn-18m @ Nantucket Atheneum | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
A program designed to introduce babies and caregivers to the library and books.  Rhymes, finger plays, simple books, and songs will be used to foster pre-literacy skills while having fun.  Space is limited to first[...]
10:00 am Critter Cruise – Families @ Monomoy Charters Slip 1018
Critter Cruise – Families @ Monomoy Charters Slip 1018
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Critter Cruise - Families @ Monomoy Charters Slip 1018 | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
One of our Nantucket Bucket List must-do family activities! Enjoy a one hour trip for kids on the Monomoy. Watch Captain Josh and his crew haul fish traps and lobster gear, identify and examine the critters[...]
10:00 am Dance Sing Movement – Ages 3-5 @ Children's Beach Bandstand
Dance Sing Movement – Ages 3-5 @ Children's Beach Bandstand
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Dance Sing Movement - Ages 3-5 @ Children's Beach Bandstand | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
Dance, music and stories combine to engage pre-schoolers imaginations, increase expressive abilities, develop self-confidence, and learn new concepts while experiencing the joys of dance and movement. Dance, laugh and play! Due to the popularity of[...]
10:00 am Exploring Art – Ages 2-5 @ Artist Association
Exploring Art – Ages 2-5 @ Artist Association
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Exploring Art - Ages 2-5 @ Artist Association | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
Join Maura Wendelken and the Artist Association for this fun art exploration class for little ones and their parents or caregivers to enjoy together. The little artists will explore various art media and elementary art fundamentals[...]
10:00 am Marine Ecology Field Trips – Fam... @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Marine Ecology Field Trips – Fam... @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marine Ecology Field Trips - Families @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium | Nantucket | Massachusetts | United States
Get a first-hand look at unique sea creatures found on Nantucket as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life. Nantucket Harbor is filled with interesting creatures that will amaze[...]

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Featured Activities

Critter Cruise

Critter Cruise

Children will love this hands-on family adventure as they search for lobsters, crabs and fish with traps and poles out in Nantucket Harbor.

Where To Shop

Sunken Ship

The Sunken Ship

Looking for Nantucket-themed attire, beach gear, beach toys or souvenirs? The Sunken Ship has it all!

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Where to Stay

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The Nantucket Hotel & Resort

The Nantucket is a premier all-season hotel and resort that caters to the traveling family and to Nantucket’s year-round population.

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Where To Eat

Fog Island

Fog Island Cafe

Offering an extensive menu with delicious breakfast and lunch items, Fog Island Cafe is one of our favorite family dining options.

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Summer on Nantucket

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Children’s Beach

Located in town and on the North Shore, Children’s Beach is a good option for young kids as it offers a variety of activities for those little ones who need more than sun and sand.

Critter Cruise

Critter Cruise

Children will love this hands-on family adventure as they search for lobsters, crabs and fish with traps and poles out in Nantucket Harbor.

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Farmers and Artisans Market

Part market, part fair, Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers and Artisans Market showcases local businesses and truly has something for every member of your family.

Rainy Day Nantucket

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Create

Looking for inspiration? Whether you’re a casual crafter or a talented artist, Create has your supplies on-hand.

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NHA Whaling Museum

View the skeleton of a 46′ Sperm Whale and other captivating artifacts at Nantucket’s Historical Association’s Whaling Museum.

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Maria Mitchell Aquarium

Discover the sealife in Nantucket’s waters through hands-on learning brought to you by the Maria Mitchell Aquarium.