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Haunted Whale Ship
Looking for information on the Haunted Whale Ship 2014 event on Saturday, October 25?
Click Here to visit the webpage, or contact (508) 997-0046 x100 for information or to purchase tickets.
An all-new family-friendly Halloween event
Come aboard if you dare!
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets in advance
$3.00 for children 12 and under
$5.00 for all others
Tickets are available at the front desk, online at the Museum Store, or by calling the Museum at 508-997-0046, ext. 100
After more than 100 years of watching people walk through the galleries, the spirits that haunt the New Bedford Whaling Museum have returned. On Saturday, October 26, children are hereby warned not to go below decks on the venerable old Lagoda, the Museum's ½ scale whaleship. At your peril, walk the darkened hall of the Museum. Scary stories, inspired by these long-tortured souls, will be heard throughout. You'll be wailing to get out!
This first ever Haunted Whaling Ship adventure invites children and their parents to see our Museum in a new (dim) light.
- Geared for children 12 & under
- Meet ghosts of New Bedford
- Haunted scavenger hunt
- Arts & crafts activities
- Costume contest
- Spooky stories
Costume Contest Schedule:
Ages 0-4: 5:30pm
Ages 5-8: 6:15pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00pm
All contests will be held in the Jacobs Family Gallery beneath the largest skeletons in New England. Categories will be most spooky, most creative, and funniest.