For those in need of kid-friendly activities, we’ve compiled a list of locations where kids can enjoy museums, sea creatures, sailing lessons and more.
508.228.6867 | crittercruise.com
Children and parents alike will have a blast aboard the Monomoy learning about the critters that Captain Josh pulls up from the harbor.
Maria Mitchell Aquarium
508.228.5387 | mariamitchell.org
From seahorses to octopus and even sharks, the Maria Mitchell Aquarium is an incredible place for your kids to learn about sea-life around the island. Check out their website for various exhibits and day camps.
508.364.9503 | nanpuppets.com
An island favorite, join Lizza Obremski and her group of handmade puppets for an entertaining and educational show for all age groups! Upcoming events can be found on Instagram @nanpuppets or on her website.
Nantucket Whaling Museum Discovery Center
508.228.1894 | nha.org
Kid-friendly area of the famed Whaling Museum. Kids of all ages can participate in hands-on-history activities, arts and crafts and so much more.
The Weezie Library For Children – Nantucket Atheneum
508.228.1110 | nantucketatheneum.org
Within the Nantucket Atheneum is the very popular Weezie Library for Children. Enjoy thousands of books, games, crafts and endless programs and events. Or enjoy letting your little ones roam the gated garden!
Tall Ship Lynx
508.228.2505 | eganmaritime.org
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience aboard the Tall Ship Lynx! Join expert tour guides for a hands-on educational voyage on teamwork and sailing while learning how to work a 19th century warship.
Nantucket Community Ice Rink
508.228.2516 | nantucketice.org
Open year-round, the rink is transitioning to field games and will be offering everything from Pickleball and Roller Hockey to Mini Golf. Check their website for the most up-to-date calendar.
Nantucket Skate Park
Located at 6 Backus Lane, this skate park includes multiple ramps, flow bowl and a half pipe. All ages and experience levels are welcome.
Nantucket Community Sailing
508.228.6600 | nantucketcommunitysailing.org
A local nonprofit dedicated to teaching and sharing the joy of sailing to all ages. Enjoy group classes, camps, private lessons and races.
Playgrounds and Beaches
There are multiple playgrounds and kid-friendly spots around the island! Some of Fisher’s favorite play areas include:
Jetties Beach Playground
Discovery Playground (Old South Road)
‘Sconset Playground (Cod Fish Park)
Located at the end of Harbor View Way, near the White Elephant Hotel, Children’s Beach offers events throughout the summer, to the snack bar (The Surf) and playground, this is the perfect place for families and children. Lifeguards are on duty in-season from 9am – 5pm. Check out nantucket-ma.gov for events from tie-dye clinics to Friday movie nights!
Kid’s Clothing Stores
PeachTree Kids | 508.228.8555 | 19 Main St
Pinwheels | 508.228.1238 | 32 Centre St
Manymoons | 508.680.1845 | 18 Federal St
Murray’s Toggery Shop | 508.228.0437 | 62 Main St
Erica Wilson | 508.228.9881 | 25 Main St
ForceFive Watersports | 508.228.0700 | 6 N Union St