Family Activities

Special programs are available throughout the year for children. Join Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt to celebrate Presidents’ Day and enjoy cake, crafts and a scavenger hunt! Visit the Museum during February or April vacation weeks for daily activities. Right Whale Day celebrates a highly endangered species and raises awareness of the challenges these animals face. In October, participate in all the fun on our not too scary Haunted Whale Ship. Party for the Ocean explores the aquatic world of whales and other animals that call the ocean home. Come any day and explore our new Discovery Center with programs and activities galore. 

 

Party for the Ocean

Ocean health and whale science is front and center at the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s annual Party for the Ocean Day.

Summer Family Fun

Daily hands-on activities and Family Fun Highlights Tours during the months of July and August.

Haunted Whale Ship

A family-friendly Halloween event geared for children 12 and under. Explore the century-old museum and meet ghosts from New Bedford’s seafaring past.

Presidents' Day & February Vacation

Presidents' Day Birthday Bash kicks off February vacation programs at the Whaling Museum.

Right Whale Day

Activities focus on this highly endangered species and the challenges these animals face.

April Vacation Week

Participate in a highlights tour, go below deck on the world's largest model whaleship, create your own scrimshaw and more!

Last modified: August 9, 2016