Right Whale Day Monday, April 15 | 10 am – 2 pm Learn to eat, see, and hear like a whale through activities that foster greater appreciation for the status and plight of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. Climb inside a life-size inflatable right whale. Harbor View Gallery; Try fun marine-themed crafts. FREE! Jacobs Family Gallery; Check out the new life-size model of a right whale head. FREE! Jacobs Family Gallery; Explore whale biology and behavior exhibits in Whales Today. FREE! Jacobs Family Gallery
Activities in the Museum’s Jacobs Family Gallery are free. Hands-on activities elsewhere and access to the Museum’s other galleries are free with paid admission. All activities and full access are free for Whaling Museum members. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday, 4/16–Friday, 4/19, 10–12 noon Climb inside a life-size inflatable whale Harbor View Gallery
Tuesday, 4/16 & Wednesday, 4/17, 10 am – 1 pm Make your own whale hat. FREE! Jacobs Family Gallery Make a foam boat. Casa dos Botes Discovery Center
Thursday, 4/18, 1–3 pm New Bedford Science Café Kids event NASA Space Day: Explorations of Faraway Places FREE!
Friday, 4/19, 10–10:30 am All Aboard the Lagoda. Bourne Building. Join the crew of Captain C. Weade on board the world’s largest ship model for an adventure on the high seas! Travel the world, interact with new cultures, learn the ropes of a whaleship, and go-a-whaling.
Explorations of Faraway Places
Thursday, 4/18, 1–3 pm New Bedford Whaling Museum, FREE and open to the public, all ages Calling all kids and young scientists Come to the New Bedford Science Café Kids event! Travel to the far reaches of our solar system and beyond with students from the NASA Solar System Explorers at the Ford Middle School in Acushnet. These young scientists and NASA Solar System Ambassador Joe Cote will be at the Whaling Museum to connect you to several of the exciting projects being conducted by NASA! The Solar System Explorers will have four indoor learning stations and one outdoor learning station.
Handle real moon rocks. Look through a solar spotting scope View images from the TESS Mission to find exoplanets. Learn about current exploration of the surface of Mars. Create space crafts. Enjoy free cookies.
Sponsored by NASA, Acushnet Public Schools, New Bedford Science Café; New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches; New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Vacation Week programs are subject to change. Visit www.whalingmuseum.org for current schedule.
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