Spring Vacation Week 2019

Activities included Right Whale Day on Monday, NASA Space Day: Explorations of Faraway Places on Thursday presented by New Bedford Science Café Kids, and more!

Spring Vacation Week 2019

Robert Rocha with students

Right Whale Day

Monday, April 15
10 am – 2 pm
Hands-on marine-themed crafts and activities fosters a greater appreciation for the status and plight of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. Click here to learn more about Right Whale Day.

More Spring Vacation Fun

Tuesday, April 16 – Friday, April 19
10 am – 12 pm
Climb inside a life-size inflatable whale.
Harbor View Gallery

Tuesday, April 16 & Wednesday, April 17
10 am – 1 pm
Make your own whale hat. FREE!
Jacobs Family Gallery

Make a foam boat.
Casa dos Botes Discovery Center

Science Cafe Kids banner

Photo courtesy of NASA

NASA Space Day: Explorations of Faraway Places

Thursday, April 18
1 pm – 3 pm
New Bedford Science Café Kids event
FREE and open to the public, all ages

Calling all kids and young scientists – Come to the New Bedford Science Café Kids event! Travel to the far reaches of our solar system and beyond with students from the NASA Solar System Explorers at the Ford Middle School in Acushnet. These young scientists and NASA Solar System Ambassador Joe Cote were at the Whaling Museum to connect visitors to several of the exciting projects being conducted by NASA! The Solar System Explorers had four indoor learning stations and one outdoor learning station.

  • Handle real moon rocks.
  • Look through a solar spotting scope.
  • View images from the TESS Mission to find exoplanets.
  • Learn about current exploration of the surface of Mars.
  • Create space crafts.
  • Enjoy free cookies.

NB Science cafa NASA sponsor logos

The New Bedford Science Café Kids event was sponsored by NASA, Acushnet Public Schools, New Bedford Science Café, New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches, New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Captain Weade with students on Lagoda

Friday, April 19
10 am – 10:30 am
All Aboard the Lagoda.
Bourne Building
Visitors joined the crew of Captain C. Weade on board the world’s largest ship model for an adventure on the high seas! Travel the world, interact with new cultures, learn the ropes of a whaleship, and go-a-whaling.