Summer Days at the Museum

July – Labor Day
All summer programs were free for members or with Museum admission. Summer Calendar (pdf download)

two photos of Kids active at the Museum

11:00 am Highlights Tour
Group tours led by docents throughout the Museum focused on some of the most historically significant artifacts and visitor favorites.
1:00 pm Tie yourself in Knots
Kids learned to tie their own knots, experimented with everyday knots, practiced shipwright knots, crocheted, made artistic knots, and many more. Appropriate for all ages.

10:30 am Whale of a Tale Story Time and Craft
Kids joined the High School Apprentices for stories, rhymes, creative movement, music and crafts.
11:00 am Highlights Tour
2:00 pm Curator Tour about knots

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Whales, Magnificent Marine Mammals

Visitors enjoyed learning about how whales live in the open ocean – with activities and experiments. 
11:00 am Highlights Tour


image of girl at helm

11:00 am Highlights Tour
1:00 pm Knots on the Lagoda
Kids learned about the role of knots on the fully rigged whale ship Lagoda with ship keeper and Whaling Museum docent Peter Fenton while they raised and lowered the sails.
2:00 pm Curator Tour about knots

10:00 am All Aboard the Lagoda
Visitors joined 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.
11:00 am Highlights Tour

11:00 am Highlights Tour

11:00 am Highlights Tour