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Monday, September 6, 2010

New Bedford Whaling Museum

With fascinating films depicting the history of whaling, as well as huge skeletons of whales hanging overhead, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, in Massachusetts, is a splendid destination for parents and their curious kids. The cobblestone streets downtown lead to an ancient harbor and best of all, the Museum itself. From Sailors Valentines constructed from a myriad of shells to the best collection of Scrimshaw ever, this museum will delight the whole family and give a wonderful opportunity to discuss life aboard a whaling ship. Have art supplies ready because this trip will fire up imaginations and lead to some wonderful projects. The kids can collect shells from the seashore (or buy a small bag of more exotic shells in the gift shop) and cover small boxes. For an overnight stay, there are wonderful B&B's in the area in whaling mansions, as well as hotels with pools. Now I sound like a travel agent, but this is an exciting stopover for all.


  1. Interesting collection. Lots of whales lost at one time - less of that happening today and that's good.

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