- Digital Scholarship
- The Second Half: Lectures
- WJEC Grand Opening Celebrations
- 3rd Annual Haunted Whaleship
- Book Signing: "A Genius at His Trade"
- Film: "Most Likely to Succeed"
- Lecture Series: Whales in the Heart of the Sea
- Cartography Conference
- An Evening of Yoga & Music
- The GAEA Summit
- Annual Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
Special programs are available throughout the year for children. Visit the Museum during February or April Vacation Week for full days of activities. Right Whale Day celebrates a highly endangered species and raises awareness of the challenges these animals face in increasing their population. Join Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt to celebrate Presidents' Day and enjoy cake, crafts and a scavenger hunt!
Haunted Whale Ship
Dress in costume, explore the century-old museum, and meet ghosts from New Bedford’s seafaring past.
Summer Family Fun
Daily hands-on activities and Family Fun Highlights Tours during the months of July and August.
April Vacation Week
Participate in a highlights tour, go below deck on the world's largest model whaleship, learn to throw a harpoon, create your own scrimshaw and more!
Presidents' Day & February Vacation
Presidents' Day kicks off February vacation programs at the Whaling Museum.