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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 …