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.
Celebrate the Lagoda exhibit’s second century of service by attending events and programs befitting the grand old ship.
Come during lunchtime for an abbreviated 30-minute version or attend the full lecture in the evening.
A symposium on Irish and Irish-American history
Irish music and commentary inspired by John Boyle O’Reilly
The Whaling Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute presents a daytime lecture series titled “Islands”.
Stories of the Whale: From New England to the Alaskan Arctic
September 28 marks the 125th anniversary of this literary icon’s passing. To celebrate his life and legacy, the Museum, The Melville Society and The Woodlawn Cemetery present two free events.
A one-day seminar for newcomers and a refresher for seasoned hands.
A family-friendly Halloween event geared for children 12 and under.
What will tomorrow’s cities look like? Talk about it! Enjoy TEDTalks videos, live speakers, light refreshments and deep discussion in the Museum’s Harbor View Gallery.
Join more than 100,000 film lovers across 240 cities and six continents to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films of the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Biopic about the extraordinary Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become an expert in the field of animal husbandry.
Vacation Week activities and other programs such as the Presidents' Day Birthday Celebration.
The Museum creates or partners with community groups and organizations to present a wide variety of public programming.
The Moby-Dick Marathon and the Old Dartmouth Lyceum Lecture Series are some of the anticipated events along with others throughout the year.
Programs offered at the Museum in past years can be found here.
Last modified: July 5, 2016