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Learning about Whales


Level: Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5
Program type: Field Trip;

Description: Learning about Whales is a grade 2&3 program that emphasizes whale biology and behavior. The program includes a hands-on tour of the museum with the opportunity to hold real baleen and whale teeth and smell real whale oil, a mapping exercise in which the students follow the migration of the North Atlantic right whale along the eastern coast of the U.S., information on the life cycle of the whale, and an activity comparing whales and fish.

Topics: Animals, Environmental Sustainability , Human Biology, Oceans, Wildlife biology

Aligned to content standards (if any):

Additional information (if any): This program is one of 14 currently offered by the Whaling Museum. For more information, please visit http://www.whalingmuseum.org/learn/school-programs or contact Brian Witkowski at bwitkowski@whalingmuseum.org.

This program is typically 90 minutes in length, with an additional 15 minutes needed for group arrival and introduction. The program may begin and end at any time during regular museum hours, and can accommodate up to 100 students.

Pre- and post-visit activities are available on the New Bedford Whaling Museum's website: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/learn/teachers/school-programs/learn-about-whales

Fee Information: $7/student
1 adult (including teachers) per 10 students receives free admission, as do all one-on-one aides. Each additional adult is $10/adult.
No down payment is required. Payment is due upon arrival in the form of cash, credit card, debit card, or check.
Public Schools from Boston, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Westport, Acushnet, and Fairhaven receive free admission. Boston Public Schools also receive free transportation, courtesy of the Schrafft Charitable Fund.
For more information, contact Brian Witkowski at bwitkowski@whalingmuseum.org or (508) 717-6885.