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A full week of crafts, hands-on activities and lots of fun for all! Visitors learned about the Museum with a highlights tour, climbed inside an inflatable whale, got crafty at our art stations, and heard stories of life aboard a whaleship from Museum docents. Downloadable Flyer: Spring Vacation Week Flyer (pdf) FREE for Museum members and with regular Museum admission. Children were required to be accompanied by an adult.


Monday, April 17

Learn to eat, see and hear like a Right Whale on Right Whale Day


Tuesday, April 18– Friday, April 21

Bob Rocha and inflatable whale with group of kids

10 am – 12 pm
Inflatable Whale
Climb inside a life-sized inflatable humpback whale

10 am – 12 pm
Kids’ Crafts and Activities
Learn how to feed our friendly squid Sam, create logbooks to take home, and learn about Right Whales.

11 am & 1 pm
Museum Highlights Tours

Group tours led by docents throughout the Museum focused on some of the most historically significant artifacts and visitor favorites, including stories of New Bedford’s role in U.S. history.


Tuesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 20 only

2 pm
Curator Tour
Take a 45-minute tour of exhibition galleries guided by a Museum Curator.


Thursday, April 20 only

12:30 pm – 1 pm
To Catch a Whale
Learn from the experts as Museum docents share the story of life leading up to and aboard a whaleship. How did they sign on to a voyage? What did they get paid? What did captains promise their crew?


Friday, April 21 only

10:30 am
All aboard the
Join the crew of Captain C. Weade on board the largest model whaleship in the world – the Lagoda – for an adventure on the high seas! Travel the world, interact with new cultures, learn the ropes of a whaleship, and go a-whaling.