Members' Trip Alaska 2024 - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Members' Trip: Alaska

Explore Alaska's Whaling Culture

June 15 - June 24, 2024

Join Chief Curator Naomi Slipp on a New Bedford Whaling Museum Members’ Exclusive Trip to Alaska. Enjoy unique insight and access to Alaskan Indigenous art, whaling history, and cultural traditions with stops in Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage and Utqiagvik (Barrow).

trip highlights

  • Deepen your knowledge of the cultural connections linking New Bedford, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaskan Arctic – through whaling, carving and other shared traditions
  • Learn about the vibrant cultures (Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian) of Southeast Alaska at the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau
  • Explore the Alaska Native ethnographic collections at the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka.
  • Participate in the annual Nalukataq Festival* – a tradition of the Iñupiat of northern Alaska to say thanks for a successful whale-hunting season that includes the blanket toss tradition
  • Private visit with an Alaska Native storyteller in Anchorage
  • Dip your toes in the Arctic Ocean at Point Barrow and so much more!


Per person based on double occupancy

Single supplement


Not Included
Air travel to and from Alaska
Travel Insurance

Need more information? Click the link below to watch our recorded webinar where Dr. Slipp presents contextual information about whaling history, New Bedford’s connections to Alaska, and a deeper dive into the Museum’s collection that aligns with the territories and Indigenous cultures we will explore while in Alaska. Naomi also highlights our upcoming major exhibition, Wider World and Scrimshaw, opening the day before our trip, and the inspiration for this Alaskan adventure.

David Henry Jarvis, Nalukataq Festival, Albumen print, 1897-, NBWM
David Henry Jarvis, Nalukataq Festival, Albumen print, 1897-, NBWM


(Itinerary subject to change)

  • Saturday, June 15, 2024

    Arrive Juneau
    Dinner at Local Restaurant

  • Sunday, June 16, 2024

    Visit Sealaska Heritage Institute
    Whale Watching Tour
    Dinner at Local Restaurant

  • Monday, June 17, 2024

    Private Transfer, Hotel to Juneau Airport
    Scheduled Flight - Juneau to Sitka (Coach)
    Private Transfer from Sitka Airport to Hotel
    Visit the Sheldon Jackson Museum
    Dinner at Local Restaurant

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024

    Sitka Historic Tour

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    Private Transfer from Sitka Airport to Hotel
    Scheduled Flight - Sitka to Anchorage (Coach)
    Arrive Anchorage
    Anchorage Museum Admission

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024

    Local Anchorage, Including Services of a Private Vehicle and Driver/Guide
    Alaska Native Heritage Center - General Admission
    Alaska Native Heritage Center - Private Guide
    Alaska Native Heritage Center - Storyteller
    Dinner at Local Restaurant

  • Friday, June 21, 2024

    Private Transfer from Hotel to Anchorage Airport
    Scheduled Flight - Anchorage to Utqiagvik (Coach)
    Arrive Utqiagvik
    Dinner at Hotel Restaurant

  • Saturday, June 22, 2024

    Nalukataq Festival (Utqiagvik)

  • Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Barrow Cultural Tour
    Depart Utqiagvik
    Scheduled Flight - Utqiagvik to Anchorage (Coach)
    Arrive Anchorage / Private Transfer to Hotel

  • Monday , June 24, 2024

    Private Transfer from Hotel to Anchorage Airport



Aspen Suites Hotel Juneau

June 15- 17, 2024


Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka

June 17- 19, 2024


Coast Inn at Lake Hood

Wednesday Jun 19, 2024 - Friday Jun 21, 2024


Top of the World Hotel

Friday June 21, 2024 - Sunday June 23, 2024


Terms and Conditions

Please read and understand all terms and conditions before making your deposit/paying in full.


For questions, contact New Bedford Whaling Museum's Manager of Donor Relations, Traci Calabrese at