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.

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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.

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A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art

By Christina Connett Brophy, PhD, Elizabeth Broun, PhD, and William C. Agee. This long-overdue new look at the life and work of beloved painter Albert Pinkham Ryder explores the powerful and enduring directions he forged for generations of American modernists.

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Arctic Passages

The Photographs of John Bockstoce and his Arctic Journey. Through his photographs, join John Bockstoce and Inupiaq hunters and experience his own narration of small-boat journeys through the Arctic.

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What's Happening

2021 Sailor's Series. The Sailors’ Series is an annual lecture series of the New Bedford Whaling Museum presenting a wide variety of experiences and adventures by individuals with lifelong commitments to sailing, boats, and the sea.

May 2, 2021

Set your best Sunday brunch table and join the New Bedford Whaling Museum from home for a unique interactive experience, featuring regional wine and flower bouquets.

May 9-16, 2021

Strike a Pose! Yoga is the art of practicing movements and poses to help discover the balance between the mind and body. The experience the two create can open the heart to connect you to your surroundings and home. Deepen your connection by bringing your yoga practice to your favorite SouthCoast spot.

May 13, 2021

Join editors H. Richard Dietrich III, Deborah M. Rebuke, and the museum's Curator of Maritime
History and publication contributor, Michael P. Dyer, for a discussion around their newest
publication, In Pursuit of History, featuring topics surrounding Chinese exporting, whale trading,
and the histories and interest with the maritime industry.

Exhibitions

On View

Check out what's on view right now at the Museum.

Coming Soon

The museum is always working on the next big exhibit to bring to our guests. Get a sneak peek at what we're creating for you.

Online 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!