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.
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.
On June 25 & 26, 2019, New Bedford Whaling Museum will host a free professional development workshop for educators. Presented by Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast
All aboard! Museum volunteers will take you on a voyage aboard the whaleship Kutusoff in 1842, from start to finish.
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.
Explore deep cultural ties and discover mainland Portugal September 25 – October 4, 2019.
Please join us in celebrating the opening of this apprentice-designed Exhibition!
Thursday, May 23rd. Open to the membership and the public.
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.
An interpretive dance performance by Tilted Collab Dance Company of Cambridge, MA, inspired by the new exhibition Whales Today.
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