Haunted Whale Ship

Looking for information on the Haunted Whale Ship 2014 event on Saturday, October 25? 
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An all-new family-friendly Halloween event
Come aboard if you dare!

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tickets in advance
$3.00 for children 12 and under
$5.00 for all others

Tickets are available at the front desk, online at the Museum Store, or by calling the Museum at 508-997-0046, ext. 100

After more than 100 years of watching people walk through the galleries, the spirits that haunt the New Bedford Whaling Museum have returned. On Saturday, October 26, children are hereby warned not to go below decks on the venerable old Lagoda, the Museum’s ½ scale whaleship. At your peril, walk the darkened hall of the Museum. Scary stories, inspired by these long-tortured souls, will be heard throughout. You’ll be wailing to get out!

This first ever Haunted Whaling Ship adventure invites children and their parents to see our Museum in a new (dim) light.

  • Geared for children 12 & under
  • Meet ghosts of New Bedford
  • Haunted scavenger hunt
  • Arts & crafts activities
  • Costume contest
  • Spooky stories


Costume Contest Schedule:

Ages 0-4: 5:30pm

Ages 5-8: 6:15pm

Ages 9-12: 7:00pm

All contests will be held in the Jacobs Family Gallery beneath the largest skeletons in New England. Categories will be most spooky, most creative, and funniest.

Last modified: January 13, 2017