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DAILY
11 am
Highlights Tour
12:30 pm
(Mondays Only)  Highlights Tour
Hear stories about the history of New Bedford, and see visitor favorites, new whale science exhibits, and some of our most historically significant artifacts. Free with Museum admission.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
1 pm – 3 pm
(July 9 – August 15) Make Around the Museum: Summer Winds Edition
Harness the wind with creative hands-on activities celebrating Summer Winds, New Bedford’s summer-long festival, and the Whaling Museum’s exhibition De Wind is Op! Free for everyone!

WIND AND WAVES WEDNESDAYS
Supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

July 17, 1 pm – 3 pm Get WRITE to It!
book cover of Dario and the WhaleKids in grades 3–5 can write a story with Cheryl Lawton Malone, author of Dario and the Whale. PLUS – storytime, crafts, and a coloring project for younger children. Free for everyone! Books are available for purchase in the Museum’s store or online.

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July 24, 1 pm – 3 pm Whales, Octopi and Sharks, Oh My!
Take a musical dive into sea science with stand-up chameleon Jackson Gillman. Free for everyone!

July 31, 10 am – 3 pm Party for the Ocean: Wind and Waves
Try hands-on crafts and activities exploring wind and waves! Enjoy music played on The Whale Guitar, and meet people who are working to protect our marine and coastal environment.

Presented in partnership with Buttonwood Park Zoo, Buzzards Bay Coalition, Lloyd Center for the Environment, National Marine Life Center and The Whale Guitar Project. Learn More

 

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FREE FUN FRIDAY
FRIDAY, August 9, 9 am – 5 pm
 
Whaling Museum admission on August 9 is free, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays! Learn more

 

 

History in Action!

Lighting the Way walking tour group

EVERY OTHER THURSDAY
10:30 am – 11:30 am
(July 18 – September 26) Lighting the Way Walking Tours: Women Changing History
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of SouthCoast women who fought to make the world a better place. Presented by the Whaling Museum’s project Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s program Lighting the World.

More Lighting the Way Walking Tours

Thursday, September 12
5 pm
Creative Women of New Bedford

All tours leave from the Whaling Museum and are free for everyone!
Learn more

History Comes to Life!

Captain Weade on the Lagoda with group of children

FRIDAYS
10 am
(July & August, except August 9) All Aboard the Lagoda
Join the crew of Captain C. Weade on board the world’s largest ship model – the Lagoda. Travel the world, interact with new cultures, and learn the ropes of a whaleship. Free with Museum admission.

 

cast of characters from 19th century New Bedford

EVERY OTHER SATURDAY
1:30 pm
Free with Museum admission

July 6, August 17 To Catch a Whale
Join Captain Michael Taylor and his crew on a voyage aboard the whaleship Kutusoff in 1842. Discover how crews were hired, trained, and spent their time on long sea journeys. Learn about 19th century whaling as well as modern whale conservation. Learn more

July 20, August 3, August 31 People of New Bedford
Meet a cast of characters from 19th century New Bedford – the time of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick: a retired whaleship Captain, an Abolitionist, and many others, each with a story to tell about life at home during the days of whaling. Learn more