2018 Past Programs are listed on this page.
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Explore the Museum, take a highlights tour, climb inside an inflatable whale, get crafty at our art stations, and learn stories of life aboard a whaleship from Museum docents.
A New Bedford Science Café Kids event for all kids and young scientists.
Coline Jenkins reflected on the strong women in her family – Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Hetty Green – and gave a blow by blow account of erecting the first statue of REAL women in New York City.
Learn to eat, see, and hear like a Right Whale.
A Call to Action aimed to place William Rotch’s life and activism in the contexts of his Quaker upbringing, the economic and political relations between North and South, and the lives of African Americans, both free and fugitive.
Ceremony March 26 at the corner of Johnny Cake Hill and Union Street.
Visitors learned how the U.S. Navy and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center contributes to the protection of marine mammals.
A selection of Nicholas Whitman’s recent photographic work exhibited adjacent to the Whaling Museum’s Albert Pinkham Ryder painting, Landscape, c. 1870.
A musical that tells the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there.
Attendees learned about this fascinating story through a narrated ballet for all ages.
A week of family-friendly events to engage children in hands-on history, science, and arts-based projects. Free with Museum admission.
The return of a stimulating Local History Guild conversation at the Museum on AHA! night.
In addition to the main event, the Whaling Museum hosts two mini-marathons: a Portuguese-language reading of Tiago Patricio’s abridged Moby-Dick; and a children’s version by Classic Starts.
A meal well-suited for hungry sailors followed by David Shaerf’s documentary film Call Us Ishmael. The evening also included a discussion of the film with scholars from the Melville Society Cultural Project.