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)
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.
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 world’s only regular forum where collectors, dealers, curators, art enthusiasts, history buffs, and others can share their interests in, and insights into, the whalers’ indigenous occupational art of scrimshaw.
Old Dartmouth Lyceum 2013
This year the Lyceum will focus around the exhibit Arctic Visions: "Away then floats the Ice-Island".
Over the Top and New Year's Swingin' Eve are some of the anticipated events along with others throughout the year.
Children's Programs and Activities
Vacation Week activities and other programs such as the Presidents' Day Birthday Celebration.
Charles W. Morgan Visit 2014
The Charles W. Morgan will once again sail up the Acushnet River in July 2014, its 38th Voyage.
The Beetle Whaleboat Project
The construction of our Beetle whaleboat, the history of the Beetle Boat Company, and the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
The Museum creates or partners with community groups and organizations to present a wide variety of public programming.
The River and the Rail: a Symposium on Enterprise & Industry in New Bedford
New Bedford's evolution as a manufacturing and commercial center provides valuable perspective on the growth challenges it faces today.