- Digital Scholarship
- Portuguese Short Film Festival
- Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
- The Second Half: Fall Lecture Series
- Mindfulness for Busy People
- WJEC Grand Opening Celebrations
- Manhattan Short Film Festival
- Film Screening: "Most Likely to Succeed"
- The GAEA Summit
- Annual Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
Discover, Learn, Enjoy!
The Museum offers a variety of science, history and cultural programs throughout the year. Join us for a lecture, participate in the Moby-Dick Marathon, or enjoy a hands-on learning experience onboard the Lagoda. Please see below for information on upcoming programs or activities scheduled on an annual basis. - (Technology specifications for presenters)
2015 New Bedford Premiere of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival
A screening of a series of short films produced in Portugal and abroad. September 10th.
2015 Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
Includes accommodations at a 4-Star Hotel, visits to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a Douro River cruise and so much more! Sept. 11 – Sept. 20.
The Second Half: Fall Lecture Series 2015
The Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute presents a daytime lecture series beginning September 17th.
Mindfulness for Busy People
Kyle Davis of Serlingpa Meditation Center will introduce essential mindfulness and meditation techniques on Sunday, September 20th.
Wattles Jacobs Education Center Grand Opening Celebrations
Activities include a ribbon cutting ceremony with special honorees Joan & Irwin Jacobs and Kathy & Gurdon Wattles and a museum-wide "open house".
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Join more than 100,000 film lovers across 240 cities and six continents to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films.
Film Screening: "Most Likely to Succeed"
A college diploma once guaranteed job, but now over 50% of America's new graduates are without a job. Director Greg Whiteley identifies the problem in our antiquated educational system.
The GAEA Summit
The Global Awareness Education and Action (GAEA) Summit, a public 2-day program on the impacts of climate change on the region, takes place December 3rd and 4th.
Vacation Week activities and other programs such as the Presidents' Day Birthday Celebration.
The Museum creates or partners with community groups and organizations to present a wide variety of public programming.
The Moby-Dick Marathon and the Old Dartmouth Lyceum Lecture Series are some of the anticipated events along with others throughout the year.
The world’s best known readathon of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece, commemorating the anniversary of the departure of the ship Acushnet from New Bedford with Melville aboard.