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Once again, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association is hosting their “Wish Upon a Star” fundraiser in 2021. They are offering the unique opportunity to win a reserved town parking space for the month of July. Enter here!

Between 9AM Tuesday, June 1 and 12AM Tuesday, June 29, participants can earn chances to win by making an online donation of $125 or higher to the Wish Upon a Star Fundraiser by visiting the MMA’s website. On Wednesday, June 30 at 12PM, the MMA’s Interim Executive Director, Jason Bridges, will draw two lucky winners, streamed via Instagram Live and Facebook Live, each receiving one private town parking space located at 33 Washington Street for the month of July. Please find the complete rules below.

All donations will support the MMA’s mission to create opportunities for all to develop a life-long passion for science through education, research, and first-hand exploration of the sky, land, and sea of Nantucket Island.

How to Enter:

Participants can earn chances to win by making an online donation for the WISH UPON A STAR FUNDRAISER between 9AM Tuesday, June 1 and 12AM Tuesday, June 29.

$125 donation – One chance
$250 donation – Two chances
$500 donation – Four chances
$1000 donation – Eight chances * plus two bonus chances (10 total)

Upon submitting a donation, participants will be able to select their preferred numbers for the drawing (1-100). Numbers will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Two numbers will be drawn on June 30. The MMA will share regular updates regarding available numbers via its website and social media platforms.


(1) parking space located at 33 Washington Street
(1) parking space located at 33 Washington Street

The winners will have access to their parking space from 6AM Thursday, July 1 through 9PM Saturday, July 31. The MMA will select the prizes in the following order: Space 1A at 33 Washington Street, followed by space 1B at 33 Washington Street. The winners will be contacted on June 30 following the drawing.


The Maria Mitchell Association is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, 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.