Family Activities

Special programs are available throughout the year for children. 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.

Right Whale Day

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

Spring Vacation Week

Get to know the Museum with a highlights tour, climb inside an inflatable whale, get crafty at our art stations, and learn stories of life aboard a whaleship from Museum docents.

Summer Days at the Museum

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

Party for the Ocean

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

Winter Break Activities

A week of family-friendly events to engage children in hands-on history, science, and arts-based projects.