- Special Events
- Children's Programs
- Community Programs
- Old Dartmouth Lyceum
- Moby-Dick Marathon 2013
- Sailors' Series 2013
- Scrimshaw Weekend
- 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, language arts and culture program.
We encourage you to review our science and history, language arts & culture programs. Discuss with your colleagues the program(s) that 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 Brian Witkowski, Education Programs Manager, by email or call (508) 997-0046 x185.
Teacher Resource Center
The Museum provides free individualized consultation and research assistance. Science related materials are available on loan from the ECHO Resource Center. To make an appointment call 508-997-0046 ext. 149.
Consider the New Bedford Whaling Museum as a site for your next in-service training. Half- or full-day session can be designed to suit curricula needs. Contact the Education Department for more information.
Professional Development Workshop "Schooling with Whales" March 16 and 17
Whales may not travel in schools the way that fish do. But, they can be used within several disciplines in a school building to help us teach several important concepts. This ten hour workshop will demonstrate ways to use whales and their kin to teach food chains, math, geography, reading comprehension and taxonomy. You’ll leave with a packet of activities, links to useful web sites and a greater appreciation for whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Saturday March 16, 2013 8:30a – 4:30p
Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:00p – 4:30p
10 PDPs are available, as is 1 graduate credit through Cambridge College. Cost for the course is $30, payable to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Cost for the graduate credit is $50, payable to Cambridge College.
Teacher Open Houses
Beginning September 2013, invitations will be posted for teachers to attend special programs including performances, demonstrations and exhibition previews.
Discounts for Teachers
Free admission is offered with a teacher ID or with a Whaling Museum school program confirmation form. Please note that this free admission does not apply to teachers visiting with school groups. We hope that a 10% discount will encourage you to stock up on books, media and educational resources from the Museum Store. Teacher memberships are available.