Rates & Reservations

Please view our Guided Programs page or Special Programs page for more specific information on our program offerings.  

Guided Visit Student Tour (pdf)  |  Self-Guided Visit Student Tour (pdf)  |  Education Programs Brochure (pdf)  |  Educator Resources


Make a Reservation

Fill out our Online Reservation Form.



Guided Programs
College group
$9 per student
One program (K-12) $7 per student
Two programs (K-12) $12 per student
Chaperones One free per 10 students/$10 additional chaperones
On site lunch fee $30

Self-Guided Programs
College group $7 per student
K-12 $6 per student
Chaperones One free per 10 students/$10 additional chaperones
On site lunch fee $30

Special Programs
Customized tours
See Guided Program rates
Primary Source Session Only* $9 per person
Primary Source Add-On $2 per person

*Please note that primary source sessions can be scheduled alone or added onto self- guided or guided visits for an additional fee.


Please bring your confirmation letter and full payment in the form of cash, credit card, debit card or check (made payable to ODHS) on the day of your visit. Arrangements must be made with the education department prior to your visit if you will need to be invoiced after your visit.

Subsidized Groups
If you are a school group from New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven or Westport, you may be eligible for free admission through the Jessie B. DuPont Educational Fund and Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust. Boston school groups may be eligible to receive free admission and subsidized transportation through the Schrafft Charitable Trust. To find out if you qualify, please fill out our online reservation form and check the appropriate box for more details. Funds are limited.

If you need to cancel a program, please contact the Education Department promptly. Failure to cancel a program 14 days in advance may result in a cancellation fee.


Bus & Motorcoach Parking

Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot
532 Acushnet Ave New Bedford, MA

After dropping off passengers at the Museum, proceed to the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot until passengers are ready to be picked up. Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot on Google Maps.