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.  

New Year’s Eve Bash 2017

Enjoy New Year’s Eve in the Harbor View Gallery complete with a spectacular view of the city’s fireworks display, desserts and savory treats, dancing, and cocktails!

Moby-Dick Pre-marathon Dinner, Movie, and Discussion

Enjoy a meal well-suited for hungry sailors followed by David Shaerf’s documentary film Call Us Ishmael. Also included is a discussion of the film with scholars from the Melville Society Cultural Project.

22nd Annual Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for the 22nd annual readathon of America’s most iconic novel, Moby-Dick. January 5–7, 2018

2018 Members’ Trip to the Netherlands

Discover the rich maritime history of the Netherlands, explore Dutch art in the Rijksmuseum, and witness the beauty of the Tulip Festival.

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 6, 2017