- Digital Scholarship
- NRP Sagres Visit
- Beginner's Drawing Class
- Summer 2015 Family Programs
- Free Fun Fridays
- New Bedford Mansions Book Launch
- July Painting with a Splash FOR KIDS!
- Jewelry Trunk Show & Lecture
- Over the Top Gala
- Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
- The Second Half: Fall Lecture Series
- The GAEA Summit
- Annual Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
Discover, Learn, Enjoy!
The Museum offers a variety of science, history and cultural programs throughout the year. Join us for a lecture, participate in the Moby-Dick Marathon, or enjoy a hands-on learning experience onboard the Lagoda. Please see below for information on upcoming programs or activities scheduled on an annual basis. - (Technology specifications for presenters)
NRP Sagres visit to New Bedford
NRP Sagres, a steel-built three masted barque, arrives to the Port of New Bedford this summer. Open for public visits July 8th and 9th.
Beginner's Drawing Class
Learn the basic elements of drawing in this six week course for adults. Classes began Tuesday, June 16th.
Summer Family Programs
Crafts, activities on the plaza, highlights tours, and story time during the months of July and August.
Free Fun Fridays 2015
Activities throughout the day with free admission, July 10th. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.
"New Bedford Mansions" Book Launch
Join us for a special reception to celebrate the release of New Bedford Mansions: Historic Tales of County Street by Peggi Medeiros. July 14th
Gogo Ferguson Jewelry Trunk Show & Lecture
Artist Gogo Ferguson shares the story behind her elegant, nature-inspired jewelry creations.
Over the Top Summer Gala
OVER THE TOP Summer Gala is formal affair to benefit the New Bedford Whaling Museum. August 1, 2015
2015 Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
Includes accommodations at a 4-Star Hotel, visits to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a Douro River cruise and so much more! Sept. 11 – Sept. 20.
The Second Half: Fall Lecture Series 2015
The Museum, in partnership with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute presents a daytime lecture series beginning September 17th.
The GAEA Summit
The Global Awareness Education and Action (GAEA) Summit, a public 2-day program on the impacts of climate change on the region, takes place December 3rd and 4th.
Vacation Week activities and other programs such as the Presidents' Day Birthday Celebration.
The Museum creates or partners with community groups and organizations to present a wide variety of public programming.
The Moby-Dick Marathon and the Old Dartmouth Lyceum Lecture Series are some of the anticipated events along with others throughout the year.
The world’s best known readathon of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece, commemorating the anniversary of the departure of the ship Acushnet from New Bedford with Melville aboard.