New Bedford Whaling Museum to Offer Vacation Week Activities

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 – April school vacation is this next week and families will be able to explore and learn with several activities at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

The museum kicks off the week with its annual Right Whale Day on Monday, April 16.

Kids and adults will have an opportunity to have fun while gaining a greater awareness and appreciation for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Right Whale Day highlights include life-sized inflatable right and humpback whales, a live reading of the story “Dario and the Whale,” an ocean-themed magic and puppet show, creative arts and crafts and a slice of cake.

The museum will also have plenty of activities throughout the rest of the week with a museum highlights tour, art stations, and stories from experts and docents of life leading up to and aboard a whaleship.

On Friday, April 20 only, attendees will be able to go on board the largest model whaleship – the Lagoda in the morning, and enjoy the Kids Café in the afternoon.

All programs are free for museum members or with regular museum admission. Each paid admission to the museum is good for two consecutive days.

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