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The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association is a private non-profit organization located on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. 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. Maria Mitchell believed in “learning by doing” and today that philosophy is reflected in MMA’s mission statement, programs, research projects, and other activities.

The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, 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.

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Events

Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Friday Mar 1, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Saturday Mar 2, 2024
Astro Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program designed for the young space explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature or science themed book and will
  • Saturday Mar 2, 2024
Sensational Science
  • Join MMA naturalists to on an exploration into the world of science! This program is appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and older.
  • Saturday Mar 2, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Sunday Mar 3, 2024
Nature Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program specially-designed for the young explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature- or science-related book, in
  • Sunday Mar 3, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Friday Mar 8, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Saturday Mar 9, 2024
Astro Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program designed for the young space explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature or science themed book and will
  • Saturday Mar 9, 2024
Sensational Science
  • Join MMA naturalists to on an exploration into the world of science! This program is appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and older.
  • Saturday Mar 9, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Sunday Mar 10, 2024
Nature Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program specially-designed for the young explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature- or science-related book, in
  • Sunday Mar 10, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Friday Mar 15, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Sunday Mar 17, 2024
Nature Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program specially-designed for the young explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature- or science-related book, in
  • Sunday Mar 17, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Friday Mar 22, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024
Astro Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program designed for the young space explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature or science themed book and will
  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024
Sensational Science
  • Join MMA naturalists to on an exploration into the world of science! This program is appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and older.
  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Sunday Mar 24, 2024
Nature Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program specially-designed for the young explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature- or science-related book, in
  • Sunday Mar 24, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Friday Mar 29, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Saturday Mar 30, 2024
Astro Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program designed for the young space explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature or science themed book and will
  • Saturday Mar 30, 2024
Sensational Science
  • Join MMA naturalists to on an exploration into the world of science! This program is appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and older.
  • Saturday Mar 30, 2024
Ravenous Reptiles
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum!
  • Sunday Mar 31, 2024
Nature Story Hour
  • Enjoy this program specially-designed for the young explorer in your family! During each session, a MMA educator will read a nature- or science-related book, in
  • Sunday Mar 31, 2024
Great Northern Eclipse Partiality: Fun In The Sun with the MMA
  • Great American Solar Eclipse Viewing with the Maria Mitchell Association on the lawn at our Vestal Street Observatory Nantucket on April 8, 2024
  • Monday Apr 8, 2024

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