Spring Vacation Week 2019
Right Whale Day
Monday, April 15
10 am – 2 pm
Hands-on marine-themed crafts and activities fosters a greater appreciation for the status and plight of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. Click here to learn more about Right Whale Day.
More Spring Vacation Fun
Tuesday, April 16 – Friday, April 19
10 am – 12 pm
Climb inside a life-size inflatable whale.
Harbor View Gallery
Tuesday, April 16 & Wednesday, April 17
10 am – 1 pm
Make your own whale hat. FREE!
Jacobs Family Gallery
Make a foam boat.
Casa dos Botes Discovery Center
Photo courtesy of NASA
NASA Space Day: Explorations of Faraway Places
Thursday, April 18
1 pm – 3 pm
New Bedford Science Café Kids event
FREE and open to the public, all ages
Calling all kids and young scientists – Come to the New Bedford Science Café Kids event! Travel to the far reaches of our solar system and beyond with students from the NASA Solar System Explorers at the Ford Middle School in Acushnet. These young scientists and NASA Solar System Ambassador Joe Cote were at the Whaling Museum to connect visitors to several of the exciting projects being conducted by NASA! The Solar System Explorers had four indoor learning stations and one outdoor learning station.
- Handle real moon rocks.
- Look through a solar spotting scope.
- View images from the TESS Mission to find exoplanets.
- Learn about current exploration of the surface of Mars.
- Create space crafts.
- Enjoy free cookies.
The New Bedford Science Café Kids event was sponsored by NASA, Acushnet Public Schools, New Bedford Science Café, New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches, New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Friday, April 19
10 am – 10:30 am
All Aboard the Lagoda.
Visitors joined the crew of Captain C. Weade on board the world’s largest ship model for an adventure on the high seas! Travel the world, interact with new cultures, learn the ropes of a whaleship, and go-a-whaling.
Spring Vacation Week was supported by Per Moen and Joan Dolian, and in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.