Event Guide For School Vacation Week

David Creed •

School vacation week is normally the slowest week of the year on Nantucket, but there are numerous events - many free - taking place for anyone who is staying on island. If there is an event not listed here you would like added to this list, please email David Creed at davidcreed@n-magazine.com

Nantucket Conservation Foundation's Family Stay-cation Scavenger Hunt

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The Nantucket Conservation Foundation's popular Roaming Riddles adventure is back for February Break 2024! It began Saturday, February 24th and runs through Sunday, March 3rd.

Five kid-friendly riddles will guide you and your family to particular locations around the island. Read them aloud together, decipher the clues, and go out to find the sign at each! If you can take a picture at each location and send them to info@nantucketconservation.org then the NCF will prepare you a special prize. Prizes for this round include fun exploration tools and a treat sponsored by Island Kitchen!

For the instructions, please register through this link. You will find the link to download the information packet on the registration confirmation page and it will be sent to your registration email.

For more information on this event, click here.

In The Herd Winter Workshop

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Join the 'In the Herd' Winter Workshop for an unforgettable experience! Free transportation, meals, and entertainment for ages 9-18 on Friday, March 1. In partnership with Nantucket Family Resource Center, unique learning with horses and nature to boost mental health is being offered. Discover a safe space for kids and teens to find balance in life!

Winter Discovery Days

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Foraging 101 On Friday

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to live off the land, what was safe to eat and what ISN'T? Have you wondered if the plants and fungi growing around you had any uses? Wanted to explore new food options or looking to become more sustainable and give back to your ecosystem? Join local Nantucketer, Sean Allen, as we offer a crash course on methods for safely foraging for wild sourced foods from native and invasive species on the island. Registration is required: Limited Seating. AGES 14 and UP. You can register by clicking here.

Teen Game Night On Friday


On Friday, March 1st from 5-7 p.m. at the Nantucket Atheneum, head over to play games at the library! Teens and tweens are invited to play a selection of games in the Learning Lab, including Nintendo Switch games like Just Dance and Mario Party, as well as board games like Trouble and Strategy, and many more! The games will rotate and are first-come, first-served.

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