RIGHT WHALE DAY KICKS OFF SPRING VACATION, APRIL 18-22

A week of fun is planned for spring vacation week at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, April 18-22.

Monday, April 18 is Right Whale Day, focusing on a unique but highly endangered species, the northern right whale. Hands-on activities will take place under the massive right whale skeleton on display in the Jacobs Family Gallery, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Walk inside a life-sized inflatable right whale and stand next to a life sized inflatable right whale calf. Challenge yourself in the coastal obstacle course as you attempt to survive the dangers right whales face in their migrations. Test your observation skills by identifying individual whales based on their markings. We’ll top off the day’s festivities with a whale of a cake and punch at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday, April 19-22, will feature a children’s film festival in the Cook Memorial Theater from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Films will include Moby-Dick (animated and in Spanish), Monkey presents Moby-Dick, an animated puppet version of Moby-Dick, and Dot and the Whale, an animated tale of friendship. And a film titled Kohola Lele, a Hawaiian-Arctic whaling story will also be shown.

Spring vacation week activities are free for children to 14 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring vacation week activities are sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank.

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