While on our Nantucket family vacation, we had the opportunity to check out the Nantucket Whaling Museum, located within walking distance from the White Elephant Residences (where we stayed). I wasn’t sure how my kids would like it – but they actually loved it!
While not specifically a museum targeted to children, it does have kid-friendly features, including a discovery room for children where kids can dress up in old-fashioned Puritan clothing. A family guidebook is available at the ticket counter, and kids can follow cartoon Puritan children Obidiah and Rachel to many exhibits around the museum. There’s also a huge real skeleton of a giant sperm whale, which my kids loved.
Don’t miss taking the elevator to the top of the museum for gorgeous views of the Nantucket (and a fabulous photo opportunity too!).
Nantucket Whaling Museum
11 Broad St
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Disclosure: We received complimentary admission for purposes of review.