New Bedford Whaling Museum Releases ‘Museum from Home’ Activities Online
March 30, 2020
Keeping families engaged, stimulating imaginations, and sharing exhibitions online
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The New Bedford Whaling Museum has released an expanded website to give people a way to “Museum from Home.” The new section on the Museum’s website is complete with trivia activities, virtual tours, and behind-the-scenes talks with expert staff. The content includes something for everyone, including parents looking for fun and educational activities to do with their children, teachers in search of content for their virtual classrooms, and aficionados looking to quench their art and history thirst. The Museum has also released exclusive activities on its social media channels to complement the online content. Go to www.whalingmuseum.org/Museum-from-home.
“We know now, more than ever, that a Museum is not limited to or defined by its physical campus,” said Amanda McMullen, President and CEO. “We have metaphorically broken down our walls to bring you content and activities you can explore from the home that will inspire learning, creativity, and contemplation.”
For the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, the New Bedford Whaling Museum closed to the public on March 13, 2020 amid the public health concerns related to the coronavirus. The museum will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so and under the guidance of Federal and State agencies. Essential staff, including the security and facilities team, continues to be on site daily to ensure the safety of the campus and Collection.
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum
About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city’s historic downtown. Whaling Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free for Museum members and children ages three and under; adults $19, seniors (65+) $17, students (19+) $12, child and youth $9. For more information visit www.whalingmuseum.org.