Exploration Station provides Nantucket children a place
to explore, imagine, discover and create in a safe and ninspiring environment.
At Exploration Station we encourage children to engage
in imaginative play and in the process, learn more about the world around them. We believe in allowing children ample time for self-guided explorations and provide many opportunities to discover in nature and express themselves through exciting art projects. We strive to teach children to be aware our fragile environment and ways that we can help protect it. We emphasize kindness, acceptance and compassion for all living things.
Melanie Hajjar is a 2000 graduate of UMass Amherst with
a BA Degree in Art/Science Elementary Education.
She always knew she wanted to teach outside of the traditional classroom and create hands-on educational programs for children. Since moving to Nantucket in 2002, Melanie has focused on doing just that.
Her first business, Cosmic Creations, teaches scientific concepts through exciting art projects in after school classes and birthday parties. During the summer months, Melanie offers an independent day camp for girls ages 6-12, filled with fun and adventure as they explore the natural beauty of Nantucket and work on exciting art and science projects.
Melanie says: “I love being around children and seeing the wonder of the world through their eyes. I feel it’s important to give the children opportunity to explore and experiment, even
if it’s messy!”
Creating Exploration Station is giving a home to all of Melanie’s children’s programs and a place where children in our community can play and learn in a safe and nurturing environment.