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.  Click here to view the Museum Calendar.

Members’ Holiday Party

A complimentary event for Museum Members featuring seasonal libations, festive hors d’oeuvres, and live music.

2020 Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for the 2020 readathon of America’s most iconic novel, Moby-Dick.

Performance: People of New Bedford

Meet a cast of characters from 19th century New Bedford! This 30-minute performance by Museum volunteers is free for members and with Museum admission.

The Local History Guild

Each moderated 30-minute program will feature two specialists who will discuss the topics of their interest, trends, initiatives or projects – of relevance to our local historical landscape.

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, Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures and Scrimshaw Weekend 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.

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