- Location: 28 Washington St, Nantucket, MA 02554, US
- Contact: 508-228-5387
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- Website: mariamitchell.org/aquarium
Take a trip to the Maria Mitchell Aquarium, situated on the banks of Nantucket Harbor, to explore the incredible marine life that surrounds the island. Here, you can discover all about marine ecosystems, observe the local species in their natural habitat, and get to know the biodiversity of Nantucket.
Experience the most popular aquarium activity and get a feel for the marine life that inhabits the nearby beaches; spot crabs, shrimp, clams, snails, and more! Learn something new, no matter your age.
The circle tank is one of the Aquarium’s largest enclosures, where you can admire baby sharks, horseshoe crabs, and flounder, all with the harbor as your backdrop. It’s the ideal spot to contemplate the stunning beauty of Nantucket.
The displays are constantly changing, from crabs and jellyfish to sea stars and tropical fish. All animals are collected from the local area and released back into the wild at the end of the season, with numerous local fishers and charter captains contributing to the Aquarium’s collection of bigger creatures.
Don’t forget to stop by the museum gift shop for educational toys, books, and scientific gear to continue your exploration! Binoculars, field guides, insect vials, butterfly nets, and more await. You can even take home some Maria Mitchell Association clothing for a perfect day out in the sun.