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2015 Past Programs are listed on this page.
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The 6th Annual Nautical Antiques Show
High quality sale of marine antiques including scrimshaw, nautical instruments, whaling logbooks, ship models, photos, paintings, prints, and memorabilia.
27th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend 2015
Attracting enthusiasts from across the country and abroad who gather to share the enjoyment of this distinctive and beautiful art form. The 6th Annual Nautical Antiques Show kicked things off.
The 25th Annual Sailors’ Series
The 25th Annual Sailors’ Series illustrated lectures presented a wide variety of experiences and adventures by individuals with lifelong commitments to sailing, boats, and the sea.
A Grateful Dead Yoga Experience
An opportunity to practice yoga, enjoy the classic music of the Grateful Dead and well, be grateful!
April Vacation Week
Families were invited to the Museum for a special week of crafts, hands-on activities and more.
Right Whale Day 2015
Free family activities focusing on the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. April 20
The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Lecture Series
The Museum partnered with The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute to provide a daytime lecture series.
Painting with a Splash FOR KIDS
Kids enjoyed creating their very own masterpiece painting at the Museum.
Where the Land Meets the Sea
A three-part series of Wednesday evening lectures by environmentalists presented by the Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition.
Watkins Memorial Marine Mammal Bioacoustics Symposium
Focused on the increasingly important role of marine mammal bioacoustics in various aspects of marine mammal biology and conservation.
Of Earth, Sea and Fire: A Symposium of Makers
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Pre-conference Symposium at the Museum, led by artists from the exhibition Of Earth and Sea.
Painting with a Splash
A night out at the Museum with step-by-step painting instructions and a lot of fun!
Presidents' Day kicks off February vacation programs
Presidents’ Day kicked off a week of events during February school vacation that included special tours and hands-on activities each day.
A Community Dialogue with Dr. Antonia Darder
Her presentation featured a discussion on language, culture and education, and the continued relevance of the work of Paulo Freire. Free Event
An introduction for newcomers and a refresher for seasoned hands, presented by Stuart M. Frank, PhD, Senior Curator Emeritus of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Moby-Dick Marathon 2015
The 19th annual Moby-Dick Marathon set sail January 2-4, celebrating readers of all ages during a weekend of programs surrounding the nonstop reading of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece.
"The Hunt for Moby-Dick", Lecture by Philip Hoare
This pre-marathon lecture featured celebrated author Philip Hoare, with a screening of his film titled The Hunt for Moby-Dick.
Renew & Celebrate
A New Year’s yoga and meditation class at the Museum, appropriate for all levels of experience.