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2024 Best Family-Friendly Activity, Nantucket

The Feeding Frenzy at Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium

Ever heard of an orange lobster? If the answer is no, we implore you to meet Clementine, a one-in-30-million orange lobster who resides alongside Nantucket’s more common crustaceans in the Maria Mitchell Association’s new aquarium on Washington Street. The private Feeding Frenzy gets you a first look at the creatures before the aquarium opens as they chow down on breakfast (algae, anyone?). Expect some laughs, some cuteness, and even some education on what’s lurking in Nantucket’s diverse waters.

32 Washington St., Nantucket, 508-228-5387,