Free Family Programs

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Egan Maritime is delighted to announce a free family program on Tuesday, August 7 from 10am to 2pm at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum located at 158 Polpis Road. Included with Museum admission, Family Day has been an annual family program in July and August since the Museum reopened its doors in 2008 following a $3-million campaign and renovation project.

Thanks to the generosity of Ritchie, Katie, and Westray Battle, Family Days at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum are free and open to all for the second year. The Battles are beloved Museum patrons “who love Nantucket and the preservation of its iconic maritime history for our children.” Their support of the Museum’s annual Family Days has alleviated the admission price and provided new opportunity to develop captivating and thrilling children’s programs for all.

The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum will host two free Family Days before the end of the 2018 season. The first will be on Tuesday, August 7 and the second in September, the date is to be determined, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Family Day includes free Museum admissions and activities including a scavenger hunt, nautical arts and crafts, shipwreck stories, and outdoor play. The Museum’s grounds are home to adventurous and lifesaving-inspired features such as the breeches buoy swing set, the ship’s rigging ropes wall, and a play-size surfboat. Additionally, there is a picnic area with a scenic view of Folger’s Marsh and a play-size Massachusetts Humane Society Beach Hut. Egan Maritime is pleased and proud to recognize The Margaret Ritchie R. Battle Family Charitable Fund and Ritchie, Westray and Katie for the gift of free historical experiences and memories for all Nantucket families.

Egan Maritime’s Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is located at 158 Polpis Road, just 3.5 miles from Nantucket Town. The Museum and gift shop will open for the season on Saturday, May 26 and will close on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2018. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays Noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 – 18, and free to children under 6. For more information call (508) 228 -2505.