Event will link educators with people and programs at Whaling Museum

Educators’ Night – October 24

NEW BEDFORD, Mass – The New Bedford Whaling Museum is opening its doors to educators free of charge after school on Thursday, October 24. During Educators’ Night from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., teachers and other educators can mingle with colleagues and Whaling Museum staff, preview the Museum’s education programs, and enjoy light refresh­ments and giveaways. The Whaling Museum offers relevant, engaging, and culturally responsive programming and learning resources for teachers and students in K-12, after school, camp, and other groups. Details about the Museum’s art, humanities, and science educational content can be found at www.whalingmuseum.org/learn. Questions about Educators’ Night can be directed to education@whalingmuseum.org. The Whaling Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

In addition to guided school programs, which are designed to comply with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core, the Whaling Museum offers professional development workshops for educators, fully customized tours, outreach programs, opportunities to engage with primary source materials from the archival collection, and a nationally recognized high school apprenticeship program for students entering tenth grade and who live in New Bedford.

“Whether at the Museum, in the classroom, in the community, or online, we are excited to welcome guests of all ages and backgrounds to engage with our learning opportunities throughout the year,” said Director of Education Christina Turner. “Educators’ Night is a great chance for educators to get to know our Education staff, and our resources and programs in a relaxed, enjoyable setting.”

Gayle Hargreaves
Marketing Manager
New Bedford Whaling Museum
508-997-0046 Ext. 139


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. 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. Museum hours: January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is: Free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information, visit www.whalingmuseum.org.


For High Resolution Images Contact:

Gayle Hargreaves
508-997-0046 Ext. 139

Caption (below): Educators bring student groups like this one to the New Bedford Whaling Museum for guided and self-guided programs throughout the year.

group of people viewing whale in JFG

Caption (below): Educators gathered at the Whaling Museum in April of this year for a workshop based on the Museum’s project “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast.”

educators at workshop at the Museum