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FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK February 19 – 23, 2018  |  A week of family-friendly events to engage children in hands-on history, science, and arts-based projects.

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MONDAY, February 19 – KICKOFF

February Vacation Week activities were free for members, and with regular Museum admission.

10 am – 2 pm 
Climb Inside a Giant Inflatable Whale 
Arts & Crafts 
Scavenger Hunt

Photo Booth and Photo Shoots 
Dress as a historical figure in the photo booth or take your own pictures with backdrops through­out the Museum.

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Len Cabral telling stories to a group of students. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Alvarez Ewens.

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 
Inflatable Whale
Arts & Crafts 

10 am and 11 am 
Go below deck on Whaleship Lagoda!

11 am Museum Highlights Tour 
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 was 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.

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