Whaling Museum is Offering Free Admission to Federal Workers

During partial federal government shutdown

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – The New Bedford Whaling Museum is offering free admission to federal workers and one additional guest each for the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown. Federal employees must bring a government identification card and present it at the admission desk, or present their most recent pay stub along with photo ID.

"We’d like to help ensure that federal workers can still enjoy cultural and family activities at the Whaling Museum during this difficult period,” said Amanda McMullen, Whaling Museum President and CEO.

The Whaling Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford, Mass. Winter hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information visit www.whalingmuseum.org or call (508) 997-0046.

Tina Malott
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum
508-997-0046 Ext. 140


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 in the world’s oceans, and the history and culture of the SouthCoast 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.