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.

Fall Members’ Trip 2018: The Wonders of the Azores

Join us for an information session June 5th at 5:30 pm to learn more about this magical tour of the Azorean islands of Terceira, Faial, Pico, and Sao Miguel.

The Month of Portugal

Organized to celebrate the National Day of Portugal – led by the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford, in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Launch of Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast

Be part of history! Celebrate the launch of the Lighting the Way walking trail and meet some of the women featured in the project.

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.

Lecture and Book Signing: Delano and Grinnell – A Tale of Two Clippers

Author Steven Ujifusa’s lecture will discuss the family life and business careers of Warren Delano II and Moses Grinnell, the revolutionary ships they owned, and New Bedford’s crucial role in the development of the American clipper.

Free Fun Fridays! 2018

Free Whaling Museum admission on July 20. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

Summer Gala: Spectacle in Motion

Join us for a grand celebration of the Museum’s spectacular, newly conserved 1,275′ Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.

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.

Last modified: March 27, 2018