Right Whale Day 2014

Monday, April 21 is Right Whale Day, when the Museum offers free family activities focused on the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale starting at 10:00 a.m. under the massive right whale skeleton on permanent exhibit in the Jacobs Family Gallery. Walk inside a life-sized inflatable right whale and stand next to a life-sized inflatable right whale calf for a photo. Challenge yourself in the coastal obstacle course as you attempt to survive the dangers right whales face in their migrations. Test your observation skills by identifying individual whales based on their markings. Learn to draw a right whale with author/artist, Peter Stone. Enjoy a slice of “right whale cake” at 1:35 p.m.

Download and share a pdf Flyer or 11 x 17 in. Poster.

April Vacation Week Schedule from Tuesday, April 22– Friday, April 25

Right Whale Day schedule of activities:

10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Right Whale Obstacle Course (presented by the Museum’s high school apprentices), Museum Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Go Inside the Inflatable Whale (presented by Whale and Dolphin Conservation)

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Make Right Whale Magnets & Whale Origami (presented by the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance)

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Right Whale Crafts & Learning Activities (presented by the Museum docents & high school apprentices)

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Inflatable Right Whale Calf, Right Whale Info & Photo-Op with the Right Whale Calf (presented by the NOAA Office of Education)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Right Whale Identification Activities, (presented by Museum volunteers)

book cover of Waltzes with Giants

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Waltzes with Giants readings with author/artist Peter Stone

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Learn to draw right whales with Peter Stone

1:35 p.m.
Celebrate the now-permanent ‘Ship Strike Rule’ with some Right Whale cake.

All activities held in the Jacobs Family Gallery, on the Plaza and in the Cook Theater are FREE. Regular admission to all other galleries applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Last modified: March 25, 2014