Ways to Save

Learn how you can save on your next trip to the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Up to 20 different ways to save on admission!

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is for everyone!

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is proud to offer the following discounted admission programs for individuals, families, and groups. To utilize one of the following discount programs, please present a valid identification card to a Museum staff member when purchasing your tickets onsite.

Individuals & Families

Museum Members
Free admission and 10% discount in the Museum Store.

New Bedford Residents
50% off admission for New Bedford residents.

AAA Members
10% off admission.

Active Military
Free admission for all active duty military members. From Armed Forces Day to Labor Day, free admission for active duty military and up to 6 family members thanks to Blue Star Museums.

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
Free admission for cardholder.

Bank of America Museums on Us
Free admission for Bank of America cardholders during the first full weekend of each month.

Bristol Community College Students
Free admission with photo I.D.

Children 3 & Under
Free admission.

ConnectorCare Insurance Cardholders
$3 admission for up to 6 people.

Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM)
Free admission for two adults and four children.

Department of Child and Family Services
Free admission for DCF badge holder and child.

EBT Cardholders
$3 tickets for up to 6 people.

Library Pass Program
50% off admission for up to 4 people. Check your local library to see if they are a participating member and for availability of the Library Pass.

Massachusetts' Teachers Association
Free admission for cardholder.

New England Museum Association (NEMA)
Free admission for cardholder.

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association
Free admission for two adults and four children.

Retired Military
10% off admission for all retired military members members.

UMASS Dartmouth Students
Free admission with photo I.D.

WIC Cardholders
$3 admission for up to 6 people.

Wonderfund Access Card
$3 admission for up to 6 people.

Groups

Student Groups
School groups from New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven or Westport 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.

Adult Groups
Groups of 10 or more adults can explore the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s art, history, science, and culture content through self-guided or guided tours at a discounted rate. Advance registration required. For more information, please visit our rates and reservations page.

Questions?

Contact the Visitor Experience team at 508-997-0046 x100 or admissions@whalingmuseum.org.