Whales Today

An exhibition dedicated to the science and behavior of whales, their cultural impact, the current threats to their survival, and empowering all to support conservation efforts.

Dive Deeper

TURN THE TIDE: COURTNEY MATTISON

Common Ground Mosaic Story Hour

What's Your Story?

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is collecting stories that help paint the picture of Greater New Bedford. By lending your voice, you will help create the collective story of the community.

Share Your Story

LOOMINGS: Christopher Volpe

UNVARNISHED: Conservation of Charles Sidney Raleigh’s Panorama of a Whaling Voyage

Domingos Rebêlo, photograph, 1918, personal collection of Jorge Rebêlo. (right) Domingos Rebêlo, Garden in Santo André Convent, Vila Franca do Campo, ca. 1920s, private collection.

THE AZOREAN SPIRIT: THE ART OF DOMINGOS REBÊLO

Art from this seminal Portuguese artist reflects Portuguese identity and culture, and honors the artist’s Azorean roots.

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What's Happening

January 7-9, 2022

VIRTUAL

One of the world’s best known live readings of Herman Melville’s iconic American novel Moby-Dick takes place every January at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

January 12, 2022

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION
Members’ only trip to the Azores

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is teaming up with Sagres Vacations to explore 3 of the Azorean islands in September of 2022!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

6:30pm (EST) via Zoom
VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK WITH CHRISTOPHER VOLPE

Join distinguished artist Christopher Volpe, as he introduces Loomings, his series of his tar and gold leaf paintings named after the first chapter in Melville’s Moby-Dick.

January 26 - February 17, 2022

CELEBRATING WOMEN & WORK

LifeLong Learners are invited to join us for an 8-session program celebrating women’s work. Explore treasures in the Whaling Museum’s collection made by women, learn about women who “made it” in the traditional male-dominated workforce, and investigate women’s handiwork in the home.

Exhibitions

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Current Exhibition

Whales Today

An exhibition dedicated to the science and behavior of whales, their cultural impact, the current threats to their survival, and empowering all to support conservation efforts.

Online ticketing is now our primary method of selling admission. We have maximum capacity caps in effect at the Museum and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Adventures at sea, science, history, art, cookbooks, kids' books, and more — The White Whale has something for all the book lovers on your list.

Choose from prints available at 1000 Museums, or request prints of artworks in our collection.

Shop all of our gifts. The White Whale has hundreds of items available, you're sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone on your list!