Party for the Ocean Monday, July 17 – Family Event Explores Ocean Health

PLUS screening of “Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy”

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Ocean health and marine science will be front and center on July 17 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.  Visitors of all ages will celebrate the ocean and learn about marine life at the Museum’s “Party for the Ocean” beginning at 10 am. The powerful new film Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy will be screening throughout the day.  The film and activities in the Museum’s lobby are free for everyone. Access to the Museum’s other exhibits and galleries during Party for the Ocean is subject to regular admission fees (free for Museum members)

During Party for the Ocean, visitors can experience how whales stay warm, how they see, hear, and stay afloat, or even explore inside a 43-foot inflatable humpback whale. Also featured is an up-close-and-personal ocean touch table from the Lloyd Center for the Environment, and other activities presented by Buttonwood Park Zoo, and Buzzards Bay Coalition. Groups of 10 or more are asked to give advance notice by emailing This event is made possible by the Whaling Museum in partnership with Buttonwood Park Zoo, Buzzards Bay Coalition, and Lloyd Center for the Environment and the .

Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy explores the intersection of national security, marine commerce, and conservation. The film tells the story of how ocean planning helps us manage and balance all the uses of our ocean to keep it thriving for generations to come. The Film features rare underwater footage of stunning marine life along the coast from Virginia to Maine, and interviews with a range of people who are leading the way to a sustainable and thriving ocean. 

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New Bedford Whaling Museum


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: April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 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