For Teachers

Our standards-based school programs in the areas of history, language arts, culture and science directly address Massachusetts Department of Education Frameworks / Common Core and are designed to offer hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities. Participate in one program and spend the morning at the Museum, or bring lunch and spend the entire day when you choose to attend one science program AND one history program. We encourage you to review the school programs and discuss them with your colleagues. What program(s) best fit your needs? Maximize your trip funds by coordinating with a fellow educator and bringing more than one class or grade. For more information or to make a reservation, contact our Education Programs Coordinator by email or call (508) 997-0046 x185.

School Programs Brochure 2016-17  |  mobile device  |  PDF download


Suggested Reading List, K-8

A booklist with reviews for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

A New Bedford Voyage

This workbook created by the Education Department, contains student-friendly descriptions of life on board a whaling ship as it sails around the world.

Whale Information Bibliography

A suggested list of books and selected articles for teachers.

Program Rates & Reservations

Information about programs for teachers, rates and contact information for making reservations.


Member privileges for one teacher with a valid I.D. Receive special mailings on the Museum's educational programming.


Learn more about workshops and Professional Development events offered by the Museum Education Department.


What are teachers saying about our programs?

Last modified: October 6, 2016