Schedule Your Education Program - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Schedule Your Education Program

Schedule Your Education Program

K-12 school, after school, camp and other groups can explore the Whaling Museum’s art, history, science and culture content through the museum’s K-12 visit program. Groups may choose between self-guided, guided, or virtual programs. Programs are designed to comply with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core for specified grade levels. Please read below to schedule your program or view our K-12 Education Programs page for more specific information on our program offerings.

 Self-Guided Visit Information (pdf)| Field Trip Confirmation Packet (pdf)Educator Resources

RATES

Guided Education Programs
K-12
$7 per student
College group $13 per student
Chaperones One free per 10 students/$10 additional chaperones
On-site lunch fee $30
Squid Dissections $100/class (up to 20 students)

Self-Guided Education Programs
K-12 $7 per student
College group $10 per student
Chaperones One free per 10 students/$10 additional chaperones
On-site lunch fee $30

Virtual Education Programs
(Limit 1 class per program)
K-12 $200/class

Outreach Programs
Squid Dissections | 1 Class (up to 30 students)
Within 30 miles: $200 for the first program; $100 for an additional program on the same day
31-60 miles: $250 for the first program; $100 for an additional program on the same day

Add-ons*
Library visit $3 per person
Curator speaker $3 per person

*Please note that an add-on can be scheduled to accompany a self-guided or guided program. Add-ons are subject to staff availability and may not be offered on all dates and times.

Payment

  • Full payment in the form of cash, credit card, debit card, or check (made payable to ODHS) is due the day of your program. We suggest paying the day of your visit to avoid any reimbursements or additional payments in case your group's numbers change.
  • Groups are required to pay as one single transaction to receive the Museum’s group discount.
  • Groups that are planning multiple visits will need to pay for each day individually.
  • Arrangements must be made with the Education Department prior to your visit if you will need to be invoiced after your visit.

Subsidized Groups

If you are a school group from New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven or Westport, you may be eligible for free admission through the Jessie B. DuPont Educational Fund and Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust. Boston school groups may be eligible to receive free admission and subsidized transportation through the Schrafft Charitable Trust. To find out if you qualify, please fill out our online reservation form and check the appropriate box for more details. Funds are limited.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel a program, please contact the Education Department promptly. Failure to cancel a program 1 week in advance may result in a cancellation fee.