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Once the whaling capital of the world, New Bedford is now America’s #1 commercial fishing port. Discover the world’s largest, most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time. Located in the heart of the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, the museum complex features five magnificent whale skeletons, a walk-on 1/2 scale ship model of the bark Lagoda and 23 galleries devoted to art, history and science.

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Taste Your Way Around the World at Tastes of the ...

On August 23, 6 to 9 pm, explore fine fare and enjoy spirited sounds inspired by ports of call depicted in the New Bedford Whaling Museum's incredible Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage 'Round the World. Tastes of the Panorama takes place at Kilburn Mill, the site of the blockbuster exhibition ...
Party for the Ocean focuses on Ocean Health

Celebrate the ocean and learn about marine life at the New Bedford Whaling Museum's 2018 Party for the Ocean on August 18 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Experience how whales stay warm. Learn how whales see, hear, and stay afloat. Explore inside a 43-foot inflatable humpback whale. Visit the ocean ...
America's Longest Painting - Explained

Join New Bedford Whaling Museum experts for a series of lectures in August explaining the significance of America's longest painting, the Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage 'Round the World. The 170-year-old, 1,275 ft painting is on exhibit in two Whaling Museum exhibitions: “A Spectacle in ...
Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast ...

The inspiring stories of remarkable historic women who shaped their SouthCoast communities, the nation, and the world are featured in a new walking trail in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a website and a mobile app - all launching on July 12, 2018. The three new windows on history are the result of ...
Azorean Whalemen: A Photographic Retrospective Gemina ...

Opens at Whaling Museum September 6, 2017 - 6 pm PLUS: The Story of the Bela Vista and the Resurgence of the Azorean Whaleboat on September 7, 6 pm Take a walk through time with photographers Gemina Garland-Lewis and O. Luis Mazzatenta in the New Bedford Whaling Museum exhibition Azorean ...