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Casa dos Botes Discovery Center

A new family-friendly interactive zone that’s a must see for kids.

Casa dos Botes Discovery Center honors the legacy and heritage of the Portuguese Community. The Discovery Center is located on the same site where members of New Bedford’s Azorean community first began constructing whaleboats in the city in 1997. Families are invited to explore and learn together through a variety of maritime-themed activities. How to get to Discovery Center small pdf logo pdf

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Birthday Parties

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Come aboard for an unforgettable birthday party at the Whaling Museum! 
These unique birthday experiences can be scheduled for either 11 am or 1:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and take place in the Museum’s Casa dos Botes Discovery Center. For more information visit the Birthday Parties webpage, contact or 508-997-0046 x143.

Photo Credit for Birthday Parties: James Reilly