In-Service Training

Consider the New Bedford Whaling Museum as a site for your next in-service training. Half or full-day session can be designed to suit curricula needs. Contact the Education Department for more information.


Professional Development

Matt Kish illustration

Illustration: Matt Kish

An Institute for School Teachers on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age

June 17 – June 30, 2018
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Join colleagues from across the country to gain insight into the art and context of Herman Melville’s iconic 19th century American novel Moby-Dick, while learning new approaches to interpreting the book for 21st century students.

Application deadline was March 1, 2018                   
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Teacher Appreciation Events

The New Bedford Whaling Museum Education Department understands the time and effort it takes for a teacher to organize a field trip. We are appreciative that you choose to bring your students to the New Bedford Whaling Museum and that you place confidence in our ability to meet your curriculum needs. We also know that during those field trips you cannot always enjoy our galleries to the fullest, since your attention is often diverted by multiple responsibilities and student needs. So, as a means of giving you an opportunity to visit our exhibits at your own pace, and to show our gratitude for bringing your class(es) to the Museum, we will be hosting multiple Teacher Appreciation Events over the next year. Please stay tuned for details.
Past event: September 15, 2014  Teachers’ Open House Reception