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.
Alex Bocconcelli, Research Specialist at WHOI, will dive deep into the history of beaked whales.
Artists are invited to submit proposals that interpret and speak to the Cape Verdean experience in Cabo Verde or the United States for this Whaling Museum exhibition. We encourage artists working in any medium to participate.
All aboard! Museum volunteers will take you on a voyage aboard the whaleship Kutusoff in 1842, from start to finish.
Explore the historical impact of inspiring SouthCoast women on this one hour indoor guided tour of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s collections.
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.
Dr. Richard Connor will bring you ‘onboard’ for 30 years of incredible dolphin discoveries.
An evening with Emmy-nominated comedian, political satirist and host of CNN’s United Shades of America. W. Kamau Bell is known for his incisive, scathingly funny commentary on modern society.
Gaps in Analysis and New Perspectives on Whaling, World Cultures, and Contemporary Issues. April 27-28, 2019
An interpretive dance performance by Tilted Collab Dance Company of Cambridge, MA, inspired by the new exhibition Whales Today.
The world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.” Enjoy this distinctive and beautiful art form with enthusiasts from across the country and abroad.
A documentary film about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. Presented in partnership with the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center.
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, Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures and Scrimshaw Weekend 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: March 27, 2018