Discover, Learn, Enjoy!

The Museum offers a variety of science, history and cultural programs throughout the year. Join us for a lecture, participate in the Moby-Dick Marathon, or enjoy a hands-on learning experience onboard the Lagoda. Please see below for information on upcoming programs or activities scheduled on an annual basis.  

Lagoda Centennial

Celebrate the Lagoda exhibit’s second century of service by attending events and programs befitting the grand old ship.

Bourne Building Centennial Dedication

Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Marking the Official Unveiling of the Lagoda and the Bourne Building One Hundred Years Ago.

Centennial Lecture Series

Come during lunchtime for an abbreviated 30-minute version or attend the full lecture in the evening.

4th Annual Haunted Whale Ship

A family-friendly Halloween event geared for children 12 and under.

21st Annual Moby-Dick Marathon

Experience the 21st annual reading of America’s most iconic novel, Moby-Dick. Come for the opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” and stay for 25 hours of action-packed adventure! January 6-8, 2017

Family Activities

Vacation Week activities and other programs such as the Presidents' Day Birthday Celebration.

Community Programs

The Museum creates or partners with community groups and organizations to present a wide variety of public programming.

Annual Events

The Moby-Dick Marathon and the Old Dartmouth Lyceum Lecture Series are some of the anticipated events along with others throughout the year.

Past Programs

Programs offered at the Museum in past years can be found here.

Last modified: July 5, 2016