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.  

The Second Half: Daytime Lecture Series

Join museum curators and guest lecturers to explore recently opened galleries and hear fascinating stories of Old Dartmouth from offshore to seaside.

Opening Reception: Dive Deep with Whales Today

This is the first installation of a major expansion of Whales Today, the Museum’s whale ecology, ocean health, and marine mammal conservation exhibition. Join us Thursday, September 28.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Join more than 100,000 film lovers across 240 cities and six continents to screen and vote on the Finalists’ Films.

2017 Members’ Trip

The Best of the Azores – tour four islands, including Pico, Terceira, Faial, and Sao Miguel.

Mountainfilm on Tour

Colorado’s Mountainfilm festival, now in its 40th year, is a documentary film festival with the mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

22nd Annual Moby-Dick Marathon

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

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