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Very Hungry Vertebrates | Nantucket, MA

Visit the Animals All Winter

The Maria Mitchell Association is excited to announce that the Natural Science Museum will be open on Saturdays this winter from 10 am to 2 pm, with an early morning program called Very Hungry Vertebrates. “We are delighted to offer year-round families and winter visitors an opportunity to enjoy our …

Release Day | Nantucket, MA

This Saturday Is Release Day

This Saturday, September 1, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will hold its annual animal “Release Day” from 10 am to 1 pm at the MMA Aquarium located at 28 Washington Street. Admission is free and the public is invited to this event. This free event attracts hundreds of children …

Dr. Tim Lepore | Nantucket, MA

Dr. Tim Lepore to Talk Ticks

The Centers for Disease control and Prevention estimates that there are more than 300,000 new cases of tick-borne diseases in the U.S. every year. The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will host a lecture given by Dr. Tim Lepore on September 5 from 7 to 8 pm at 33 Washington …

Summer Science Speaker Series | Nantucket, MA

A Fondness for Regeneration

Every Wednesday this summer, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) has hosted a new speaker as part of their Summer Science Speaker Series. Astronomers, authors, environmentalists, biologists, professors, and doctors have addressed audiences on a wide variety of subjects. This Wednesday, August 29, Dr. B. Duygu Özpolat is the featured …

Pop Up Science | Nantucket, MA

Be Surprised by Science

They say the world is your classroom, so let the island of Nantucket feed your brain all summer long. Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Nantucket Community Foundation’s ReMain Nantucket Fund, the Maria Mitchell Association is sending a Pop Up Science cart around the island all summer …

Settled In and Stirring Things Up

by Jack Fritsch David Gagnon is an exuberant fellow with a quick smile and a delighted laugh, but you soon notice there is a sincere focus (or singlemindedness?) just under the surface. This is a man who gets things done… and enjoys every minute of it. He first came to …

Snapping Turtle | Nantucket, MA

Animals on the Move

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation As we start to get outside in the warm spring weather, we may be noticing more signs of the wildlife around us: a few deer tracks here, some rabbit scat there, a tent caterpillar tent …

Loines Observatory | Nantucket, MA

Nighttime Wonders

The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), Nantucket’s Science Center, has announced Open Nights at the Loines Observatory for the upcoming fall season. There will be two open nights each month starting Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Open Nights in October will be Monday, October …