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

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 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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What's Happening

Thursday, June 30

In-Person and on Zoom
Book Signing: 6:30 - 7:00pm EST
Lecture: 7:00 - 8:00pm EST

Acclaimed Poet and Novelist, Frank X. Gaspar, will speak about the challenges and satisfactions of writing about the Portuguese-American experience. His writing has been praised for his depiction of a vital and passing part of Americana, but Gaspar also focuses on literary heritage of Portuguese communities and the readership of Portuguese-American literature.
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Friday, July 1

In-Person, 21+
5:00 - 9:00pm
Museum-wide

Enjoy after-hours access to the NBWM, music, cocktails, and good company. This 21+ event mixes art, history, science, and entertainment into the first Friday of every month during the summer.
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Saturday, July 16

In-Person
Reception: 6:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm

Join us this summer as we come together to celebrate our connection to the sea, and the coastal communities it connects. Coast to Coast: On Common Ground will welcome guests for an outdoor reception and dinner in the heart of historic downtown. Guests will enjoy cocktails and a raw bar on our plaza, followed by a seated dinner under a tent across William Street, a fabulous live auction, and an insiders’ preview of the Museum’s exciting upcoming projects.
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Exhibitions

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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 Museum store 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 Museum store has hundreds of items available, you're sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone on your list!