Family Activities

Special programs are available throughout the year for children. Visit the Museum during February or April Vacation Week for full days of activities. Right Whale Day celebrates a highly endangered species and raises awareness of the challenges these animals face in increasing their population. Join Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt to celebrate Presidents’ Day and enjoy cake, crafts and a scavenger hunt!


Summer Family Fun

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

Haunted Whale Ship

Dress in costume, 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: April 22, 2016