Teacher Responses

“The students love anything hands-on so when they were able to handle the baleen and other materials they were very interested.”
Acushnet Elementary Grade 2

“Local history coverage is priceless students can make connections to the area, their families etc. The food chain directly connects with our curriculum.”
Joseph DeMello School Grade 5

“Depth knowledge of presenters, manner in which material was presented. Was very enriching; highly professional staff well organized with great background on whales, whaling, etc. The staff made Philbrick’s book come alive! Great Job!”
Catholic Memorial High School Grade 11

“Knowledgeable staff, interesting presentation, program applies to concepts students are learning in science.”
Norwell Middle Grade 8

“The tour guide was very patient and friendly to my students and gave lots of time for questions.”
Quashnet School Grade 3

“Speaking with the students at the beginning about the whaling industry and all things concerning the lives of the whalers was effective. Small group tours were effective as well.”
Catholic Memorial Grade 11

“Absolutely beautiful, powerful and well prepared exhibits. The large group program was excellent. The docents were well prepared – needed perspective to add to wonder.”
Catholic Memorial Grade 11

“Our docent was very patient and informative. She related well with the students and they asked a lot of questions. The students really enjoyed the whale movie at the end.”
CMHS Grade 6

“The small group instruction was helpful to my ELL and special students. There was a lot of hands on experiments for the children. The focus on the local history as well as the science objectives was great.”
 – DeMello School Grade 5

“Well organized, staff well trained in working with children.”
Wareham Middle Grade 5

“Exhibits, skeletons (sperm whale exhibit is exceptional), Lagoda, scrimshaw, Azores map, examples of fishing gear, sound station… I have been to many whaling museums, and this is by far the best. I want to work here when I retire.”
Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA
–And we would love to have you!

“I think the information and pace is age-appropriate. I am always impressed every year with the improvements to the museum & program.”
Edgartown School, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

“It was interactive and very informative! The students were able to stay engaged throughout the tour. Learning about whaling was exciting for the kids. They learned A LOT!”
Milton Academy, Milton, MA

“Ability to touch/feel/smell the objects & artifacts; ability of the docents to connect stories at a personal level. A perfect match for my social studies curriculum.”
Frank Ashley Day Middle School, Newton, MA

“Thank you for accommodating us both with our schedule and our oceans curriculum. You went out of your way to make it successful for our school and we appreciate it. Also, the small groups each with a tour guide made it very accessible for students – they learned a lot!”
Primrose Hill School, Barrington, RI

“Short segments that held students’ attention; modified information & activities to students’ level (we are a special education class, so I really appreciated this!).
Gomes Elementary School, New Bedford, MA

“Our guide was excellent, small groups really helped. The students were very engaged – not one asked to go to the bathroom during the tour – that is amazing! It was great to allow the students to touch some of the artifacts!”
Decas Elementary School, Wareham, MA


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