Summer 2014 Family Programs

Below is the 2014 listing of family activities and programs at the Museum during the summer months. All activities in the Jacobs Family Gallery, in the Cook Memorial Theater or on the Museum Plaza are FREE. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Tuesday – Friday
July 8 – August 21

Highlights Tours
11:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Join a docent for a 45-60 minute highlights tour of the Museum. Tours leave from front desk. Free with Museum admission. Regular Rates apply.


Tuesday – Friday
July 8 – August 21

Children’s Crafts and Activities
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to throw a harpoon with our family-friendly harpoon toss activity, create your own soap scrimshaw, and learn about our whale skeletons with the opportunity to hold real whale teeth, baleen, and much more!


Every Friday
July 11 – August 15

All Aboard the Lagoda
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Come to the Museum on Fridays to dress as your favorite crewmember and take an imaginary whaling voyage on the Lagoda! Experience the chase, learn the ropes, encounter foreign cultures and learn about Whaling in New Bedford through role-playing. Free with Museum admission.


Last modified: August 30, 2016