Recent 2016 and 2015 Past Programs are listed on this page.
If you are looking for information from a previous year, click on a link below.
Free screening of the film Sonic Sea, followed by a panel discussion about ocean noise and other issues raised in the film.
A family-friendly day full of hands-on activities to learn how to keep our oceans healthy.
Activities throughout the day with free admission July 22. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.
The group performed a medley of traditional nautical tunes in the Bourne Building.
Information about the 2016 Boston to Iceland trip, including itinerary highlights.
For Moby-Dick Marathon and Herman Melville fans, and anyone curious about why Melville remains relevant today.
The public was invited to join the Museum’s apprenticeship program and their guests from Iceland to learn more about their ongoing cultural exchange project, “Connecting Coastal Communities.”
The Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute, presented a daytime lecture series.
A new family-friendly interactive zone opened to the public on Sunday, May 22.
The world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.” May 13-15
Browse hundreds of antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers.
Crafts, hands-on activities and lots of fun for all throughout the week!
Free family activities focused on the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale on Monday, April 18.
The 2016 lecture series kicked off with an illustrated talk titled “The Herreshoff Legacy”.
A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures presented by Buzzard's Bay Coalition and the Whaling Museum.
Rachael Miller, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Rozalia Project and captain of the Ted Hood 60’ research vessel, American Promise, shared her research on the impact of marine debris in the world’s oceans and coastlines.
FREE Screening of Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” with special guest Dr. David Ludwig. Presented by the New Bedford Wellness Initiative.
A documentary film by Sam Low, also the author of Hawaiki Rising.
A Presentation by Yvette C. Cozier, D.Sc., MPH. February 20th.
Children discovered how New Bedford shaped America’s history, participated in a scavenger hunt, a historic character photo shoot, and more.
A documentary about how athletes deal with issues of the inner city and how sports could be a vehicle to success.
A presentation by Richard Moore titled Can I Give Him My Eyes?
Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece was celebrated at the 20th Anniversary of the Moby-Dick Marathon.
Participants joined Yoga on Union & Whaling Museum communities for their first yoga practice of the new year.
Revelers of all ages rang in the new year with a bang!
Neil McGarry's stunning one-man performance.
Reception and screening of of the long-awaited film by Ron Howard at Flagship Theaters, New Bedford.
A celebration of whales – learning how we can all play a part in keeping our oceans healthy.
The Global Awareness Education and Action (GAEA) Summit, a public 2-day program on the impacts of climate change on the region.
A film by Don Cuddy offered a fascinating look into the world of innovative marine research.
Free lecture series in advance of the Museum’s exclusive New Bedford premiere (December 2015) of In the Heart of the Sea.
Last modified: March 25, 2016