August Adventures 2023 - New Bedford Whaling Museum

August Adventures
Wednesday, August 2, 2023  |  9:00am - 5:00pm

Admission to the New Bedford Whaling Museum on August 2, 2023 is free all day thanks to Highland Street Foundation and August Adventures! Marvel at five massive whale skeletons, explore the world’s largest ship model (Lagoda), and enjoy works by internationally known artists and regional talents. We strongly recommend that you reserve your free entry ticket ahead of time for this special day.

See the full August Adventures Calendar here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to reserve a timed-entry ticket online?
Yes. All visitors on August 2th will need to reserve an entry time through our online portal. We highly recommend that you reserve this free ticket prior to arriving at the Museum since we anticipate selling out of popular entry times.

What is your policy on backpacks and oversized bags?
Oversized bags and backpacks are not permitted in the Museum. While we will have a bag check area in the lobby, we highly recommend that you leave these items at home.

Can I bring food and drink with me to the Museum?
Food and drink can't be carried throughout the Museum. You can either leave them with your checked bag or dispose of them prior to entering the Museum. There are dozens of great restaurants in downtown New Bedford to enjoy before or after your visit. Destination New Bedford has a great list of available restaurants.

Will it be busy? 
We anticipate that August 2th will be a very busy - but fun - day at the New Bedford Whaling Museum! Please remember to respect people’s need for space and know that you may have to wait patiently to explore busier areas of the Museum.

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August Adventures is proudly sponsored by: