Spring Vacation Week at the Whaling Museum: April 17-21
Come to the New Bedford Whaling Museum throughout the week for crafts, hands-on activities and lots of fun for all! Get to know the Museum with a highlights tour, climb inside an inflatable whale, get crafty at our art stations, and learn stories of life aboard a whaleship from Museum docents.
FREE for Museum members and with regular Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Download the Spring Vacation Week Flyer (pdf)
Monday, April 17
Learn to eat, see and hear like a Right Whale on Right Whale Day
Tuesday, April 18– Friday, April 21
10 am – 12 pm
Climb inside a life-sized inflatable humpback whale
10 am – 12 pm
Kids’ Crafts and Activities
Learn how to feed our friendly squid Sam, create logbooks to take home, and learn about Right Whales.
11 am & 1 pm
Museum Highlights Tours
Group tours led by docents throughout the Museum focused on some of the most historically significant artifacts and visitor favorites, including stories of New Bedford’s role in U.S. history.
Tuesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 20 only
Take a 45-minute tour of exhibition galleries guided by a Museum Curator.
Thursday, April 20 only
12:30 pm – 1 pm
To Catch a Whale
Learn from the experts as Museum docents share the story of life leading up to and aboard a whaleship. How did they sign on to a voyage? What did they get paid? What did captains promise their crew?
Friday, April 21 only
All aboard the Lagoda
Join the crew of Captain C. Weade on board the largest model whaleship in the world – the Lagoda – for an adventure on the high seas! Travel the world, interact with new cultures, learn the ropes of a whaleship, and go a-whaling.
*Schedule is subject to change