Navy Family Day 2019

At the New Bedford Whaling Museum
Saturday, February 23
9 am – 4 pm

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

Learn how the U.S. Navy contributes to the protection of marine mammals and celebrate the debut of Whales Today, the Museum’s whale ecology, ocean health, and marine mammal conservation exhibition. 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 Flyer with Schedule (pdf)

whale skeletons in Jacobs Family Gallery

Schedule

9:00 am   
Museum Opens

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)

11:30 am
Remarks by Captain Mike Coughlin, U.S. Navy (Jacobs Family Gallery)

11:30 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 – 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 Closes

 


This event presented in partnership with

Warfare Center