- Cultural Communities
- Digital Scholarship
- 25th Annual Sailors’ Series
- Painting with a Splash
- Lifelong Learning Lecture Series
- Of Earth, Sea & Fire Symposium
- Where the Land Meets the Sea
- Watkins Bioacoustics Symposium
- Nautical Antiques Show
- 27th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend
- Painting with a Splash FOR KIDS
- Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
- Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Charles W. Morgan Visit
- Whaling History Symposium
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
Learn about biology, technology, local and global history, art and anthropology as you participate in our school programs. Experience life aboard the whaleship Lagoda and raise the anchor and sails on the replica fo’c’sle. Follow the migratory route of a North Atlantic Right Whale on a map. Come into contact with Inupiat and Native Hawaiians through role-play. Feel the weight of a sperm whale’s tooth. Experience what whale vision is like. Climb into a whaleman’s bunk. Smell the whale oil dripping off a blue whale skeleton. Our hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities enable your students to understand whales and New Bedford history in a unique and memorable way.
History and science programs for specified grade levels, designed to comply with the New Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks / Common Core.
Our standards-based programs in the areas of history, language arts, culture and science are designed to offer hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities.
Museum in the Community
Delivering the wonderful world of whales, whaling and Old Dartmouth history to children and youth.
We aspire to supplement the local school system with high quality skill development programs tied to our unique content, talented staff and volunteers.