KID’N AROUND MAY 2021

Written By: Wendy Rouillard

The ultimate guide to keeping your kiddos entertained this Spring.

THE WHALING MUSEUM’S DISCOVERY CENTER IS OPEN
The Nantucket Historical Association’s new interactive play space is now open. This new addition is sure to engage and spark children’s imaginations with hands-on activities from the Waterfront set: Sarg’s Curiosity Shop, the Harbormaster’s Office and Tilton’s Scallop Shanty. Also, stay tuned for the new outdoor Discovery Park opening this summer. To reserve a spot and for more information, visit nha.org.

TWEEN AND TEEN NIGHTS AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
The popular tween and teen nights are in full swing at the Boys & Girls Club. A host of themed nights are scheduled through the month of May including Bingo Night, Movie Night and a Slam Dunk Night. Tween nights are every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and teen nights are every Friday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Food, snacks and activities are included. These nights are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org for more information and to register.

ART CLASSES AT THE NEW BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK
The new Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack opens May 1st. We are excited to have a community space in town for kids, offering art all day (no registration required), as well as classes on the weekends through May. Our curriculum and classes are taught by professional artists and educators; we’ll also be offering a complete suite of daily classes this summer for kids ages eighteen months to thirteen years. To learn more or to register for classes, visit barnabysnantucket.com or email barnabyack@gmail.com.

GET CREATIVE AT THE ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
Celebrate your birthday or a special milestone this year at the Artists Association of Nantucket. The cheery, bright studios are the perfect place to host a creative and artistic-themed party of your choice. Whether it is your child’s favorite book, sport, animal or game, the Artists Association will be sure to entertain and delight your kiddos by providing instruction and all art equipment. For more information or to reserve a space, please visit nantucketarts.org.

LIVE WITH THE DREAMLAND STAGE COMPANY
There is so much happening at 17 South Water Street this summer. Registration for the Dreamland’s in-person Summer Theatre Camps & Productions is open. The Dreamland is holding Dreamland Kids for children ages four to seven and Dreamland Youth for ages eight to eighteen. Don’t miss these live programs that will educate and entertain your kids all summer long. For more information and to register, visit nantucketdreamland.org.

SPRING INTO PEACHTREE KIDS
Peachtree Kids, located at 19 Main Street, carries timeless and classic children’s clothing, accessories and shoes for both everyday wear and special occasions. The store is filled to the brim with lines such as Hatley, Busy Bees, Snapper Rock, Piping Prints, See Kai Run and many more. Peachtree Kids is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Or visit them online at peachtreekidsnantucket.com and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram @peachtreekidsnantucket.

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