FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK February 19 – 23 | Don’t miss this week of family-friendly events to engage children in hands-on history, science, and arts-based projects.
MONDAY, February 19 – KICKOFF
FREE FOR NEW BEDFORD RESIDENTS
February Vacation Week activities are free for members, and with regular Museum admission.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
10 am – 2 pm
Climb Inside a Giant Inflatable Whale
Arts & Crafts
Photo Booth and Photo Shoots
Dress as a historical figure in the photo booth or take your own pictures with backdrops throughout the Museum.
11 am Story Time with Internationally Acclaimed Storyteller Len Cabral
1:30 pm Cake
2 pm Film: Profiles in Courage: Frederick Douglass (Theater)
TUESDAY – FRIDAY, February 20 – 23
10 am – 12 pm
Arts & Crafts
10 am and 11 am
Go below deck on Whaleship Lagoda!
11 am Museum Highlights Tour
Take a 45-minute highlights tour with a docent.
TUESDAY, February 20 & THURSDAY, February 22
2 pm Curator Tour
45-minute tours of exhibition galleries guided by a Museum Curator.
FRIDAY, February 23 only
10:30 am All Aboard the Lagoda
All aboard the Lagoda: Dress as your favorite character and climb aboard the Lagoda! Learn the ropes, interact with different cultures, and scour the seas in search of whales as you experience a global whaling voyage through role-play on the world’s largest model whaleship.
February Vacation Week is supported by Per Moen and Joan Dolian, and by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.