- Cultural Communities
- Digital Scholarship
- 25th Annual Sailors’ Series
- Lifelong Learning Lecture Series
- Where the Land Meets the Sea
- Watkins Bioacoustics Symposium
- Nautical Antiques Show
- 27th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend
- Painting with a Splash FOR KIDS
- Right Whale Day
- April Vacation Week
- A Grateful Dead Yoga Experience
- Portuguese Theatrical Performance
- Over the Top Summer Gala
- Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
- Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
Our standards-based school programs in the areas of history, language arts, culture and science directly address Massachusetts Department of Education Frameworks / Common Core and are designed to offer hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities. Participate in one program and spend the morning at the Museum, or bring lunch and spend the entire day when you choose to attend one science program AND one history program. We encourage you to review the school programs and discuss them with your colleagues. What program(s) best fit your needs? Maximize your trip funds by coordinating with a fellow educator and bringing more than one class or grade. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Raven Medeiros-Neves, Education Programs Coordinator, by email or call (508) 997-0046 x185.
Program Rates & Reservations
Information about programs for teachers, rates and contact information for making reservations.
Member privileges for one teacher with a valid I.D. Receive special mailings on the Museum's educational programming.
Learn more about workshops and Professional Development events offered by the Museum Education Department.
(link to come) The Museum's Resource Center has a variety of whale and marine science related print and digital materials that are available for borrowing.
Suggested Reading List, K-8
A booklist with reviews for students from kindergarten through eight grade.
A New Bedford Voyage
This workbook created by the Education Department, contains student-friendly descriptions of life on board a whaling ship as it sails around the world.