Navy Family Day 2019

At the New Bedford Whaling Museum
February 23, 2019

Museum admission was FREE for valid Department of Defense ID holders and their families.
Free for Museum Members or with regular Museum admission.

Visitors learned how the U.S. Navy contributes to the protection of marine mammals and could celebrate the debut of Whales Today, the Museum’s whale ecology, ocean health, and marine mammal conservation exhibition. Visitors also could explore inside a life-sized blue whale heart, get sized up by a life-sized right whale, go below deck on the Lagoda and more! Navy Day 2019 Flyer with Schedule (pdf)

whale skeletons in Jacobs Family Gallery

Schedule

9:00 am   
Museum Opened

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Film: A Whale of a Time in the Gulf of Maine (Cook Memorial Theater)
The waters off the coast of Massachusetts are home to many species of whale, dolphin, and porpoise. This compelling footage by Whale and Dolphin Conservation brings viewers close to these animals as they breach, slap flippers, and display a wide variety of other behaviors.

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Go Below Deck on the Lagoda (meet at the Lagoda)

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Skeletons of the Deep Tour by Robert Rocha, Director of Education and Science Programs (Jacobs Family Gallery)

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Lecture by Dr. Thomas Howarth: “The Thermophone: The use of heat to produce sound” (Cook Memorial Theater)

10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Experiencing Entanglement: Community Boating Center of New Bedford simulates the life-threatening challenges marine mammals face when entangled

11:00 am – 12:00 pm                     
Highlights Tour (meet at Front Desk)

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Exhibition Tour of Whales Today by Dr. Christina Connett, Chief Curator (Jacobs Family Gallery) 

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Lecture by Karin Dolan: “Studying Blainville’s beaked whales using bottom mounted hydrophones and passive acoustic tracking” (Cook Memorial Theater)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm                       
Go Below Deck on the Lagoda (meet at the Lagoda)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Skeletons of the Deep Tour by Robert Rocha, Director of Education and Science Programs (Jacobs Family Gallery)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
To Catch a Whale
– Museum docents share the story of life leading up to and aboard a whale ship (meet at the Lagoda)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour of Whales Today by Dr. Christina Connett, Chief Curator (Jacobs Family Gallery)

3:00 pm
Remarks by Captain Mike Coughlin, U.S. Navy (Jacobs Family Gallery)

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Film: A Whale of a Time in the Gulf of Maine (Cook Memorial Theater)
The waters off the coast of Massachusetts are home to many species of whale, dolphin, and porpoise. This compelling footage by Whale and Dolphin Conservation brings viewers close to these animals as they breach, slap flippers, and display a wide variety of other behaviors. 

4:00 pm
Museum Closed

 


This event was presented in partnership with

Warfare Center