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
July 17, 1 pm – 3 pm Get WRITE to It!
July 24, 1 pm – 3 pm Whales, Octopi and Sharks, Oh My!
July 31, 10 am – 3 pm Party for the Ocean: Wind and Waves
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
History in Action!
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!
History Comes to Life!
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.
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