Explore the science of whales in real-time!
Interacting live with one of the Museum’s educators, discover what makes a whale a whale, what people have in common with whales, and what we can do to help protect them in our oceans today.
This highly visual program allows participants to ask questions in real-time while exploring life-sized whale models and looking at real whale artifacts.
Registrants will also receive access to additional science activities to prepare for the program or to continue learning and exploring afterward.
Want to experience Whales Today in-person?
Check-out this self-guided tour you can do on your next museum visit!
Whales Today Virtual Program Details
Type | Virtual
Recommended Grades | K–6
Time | 45–60 minutes
Price | $100 per classroom*
- Discover the characteristics scientists use to classify whales and other cetaceans
- Compare structures of related species
- Listen to audio files and see visual representations of sounds of different cetacean species
- Discuss various ways that students can help protect whales today
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*If you are a school group from New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, or Westport, you may be eligible for free virtual tours through the Jessie B. DuPont Educational Fund, Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust and local cultural councils supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Boston school groups may be eligible to receive free virtual tours through the Schrafft Charitable Trust. To find out if you qualify, please fill out our online reservation form and check the appropriate box for more details. Funds are limited.