New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the popular learning center in New Bedford that focuses on the history of the international whaling industry, the Old Dartmouth region, and the maritime history of south coast Massachusettes in general.
While here your group will have the chance to see the world's largest ship model, Lagoda, 5 massive whale skeletons, America's longest painting, and several different exhibits covering the history of the global whaling industry. There are around 3/4 million objects total in this museum, all working together to teach you about whaling and whale science and conservation. Learn the story of local Yankee whalers, visit the Maritime Treasures or Whales Today exhibits, and then head to the 3,000 square foot kids Casa Dos Botes Discovery Center for special education opportunities.
Be sure to check if there are any programs happening during your visit, with regular events such as a Moby Dick Marathon, Scrimshaw Class, or special guest lectures happening regularly. Stop at the onsite gift shop before you leave to pick up any apparel, gifts, books, or prints you may want!