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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)
The 25th Annual Sailors' Series
The Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures present a wide variety of experiences and adventures by individuals with lifelong commitments to sailing, boats, and the sea.
The 6th Annual Nautical Antiques Show
High quality sale of marine antiques including scrimshaw, nautical instruments, whaling logbooks, ship models, photos, paintings, prints, and memorabilia.
27th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend
The world’s only forum devoted to the indigenous shipboard art of whalers during the “Age of Sail.” May 15 – 17, 2015
A Grateful Dead Yoga Experience
We are coming together to practice yoga, enjoy the classic music of the Grateful Dead and well, be grateful! April 30
O Meu Jantar Com o André (My Dinner with André)
This event has been cancelled. A theatrical performance in Portuguese in the Museum's Cook Memorial Theater.
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.
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.