New Bedford Whaling Museum Hosts Family-Friendly Event on November 19

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 file photo the likeness of a whale adorns a door at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Mass. The museum has compiled a digital archive of more than a hundred thousand names of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of the Massachusetts port before the final one in 1927. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

NEW BEDFORD – This year marks a century in which the Lagoda, the world’s largest ship model, has been wowing visitors from around the world at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

On November 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Museum will be celebrating the centennial of the dedication of the Bourne building, which was specially built to house the Lagoda, with a boat-load of free, family-friendly activities.

Admission to the Museum is free all day, and in addition to crafts, an inflatable whale tunnel, a green screen and special activities in the Casa dos Botes Discovery Center.

At 10 a.m., dress as your favorite crew member and take an imaginary whaling voyage on the Lagoda!

Experience the chase, learn the ropes, encounter foreign cultures and learn about whaling in New Bedford through role playing.

At 11:45 p.m. a happy birthday Lagoda Cake will be celebrated in the Jacobs Family Gallery.

At 12 p.m., venture below the deck of the Lagoda, the world’s largest ship model in the Bourne Building.

At 12:30 p.m., join a ‘Nantucket Sleigh Ride’ and discover the art of a Yankee Whale Hunt in Pursuit to Preservation.

And at 1 p.m., there will be a 45-60 minute highlights tour of the Museum with the tour leaving from the front desk.

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