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.  

Top of the Hill Summer Gala

Celebrate with an evening reception that allows you to meander through the Museum and explore across the street. Enjoy a gourmet dinner in the Bourne Building and surrounding galleries. Saturday, July 29th.

Summer Days at the Museum

Daily activities for kids this summer – free for members or with Museum admission.

Lecture: The Sippican Hotel during the Golden Age of Marion

By David K. Pierce, Vice President of the Sippican Historical Society. At its peak the Sippican Hotel represented the finest elegance and style in the time of high culture in Marion’s history.

Economics of Whaling Symposium

The whaling industry as the first venture capital business model in the United States.

9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

This year’s Regatta week will celebrate the Society’s 20th Anniversary and the 20th birthday of the first Azorean whaleboat launched in America – the Bela Vista.

2017 Members’ Trip

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

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