AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford's free Downtown Gallery Night program. AHA! started in July of 1999 and is now in its fifth year. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 - 9:00 PM.
AHA! Night always gives new and repeat visitors alike the chance to explore something new. Whether it be our cobblestone streets and historic buildings,live music, theater or fine art, visitors delight that AHA! has something for everyone.
Join us in an irresistible opportunity for pleasure and adventure! Enjoy the view of a spectacular New England coastline, offshore islands and rural tranquility from the basket of a beautiful hot-air balloon.
4/1-6/30 9am-5pm; 7/1-Labor Day 9am-5:30pm; Labor Day-4/1 9am-4:30pm
Discover Battleship Cove, the world's largest collection of historic naval ships. Tour five National Historic Landmarks: Battleship Massachusetts; Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.; Submarine Lionfish; and PT Boats 617 & 796. Battleship Cove is the Bay State's official memorial for September 11, 2001, WWII, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars. Open year-round.
With a recent $10.5 million renovation, Buttonwood Park Zoo is on a beautiful 10-acre site and features 28 exhibits and over 150 animals that take you on a journey from the "Berkshires to the Sea," plus an Aquatics Environmental Center, Asian elephants, North American bison, and Buttonwood Farm.
Healthy, Fun & Inexpensive ..... Roller Skating FUN for the entire family!
We Specialize in Providing a Clean, Safe Family Environment on a Wooden Skating Surface!
Open Daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm Carousel Presents it's Miniature Golf Course - Featuring a Nautical Themed 18 Hole State-of-the-Art Course.
1228 Russell's Mills Road, Post Office Box 51
Toll Free Order Line: 888.282.0478 Purveyors of general merchandise, books, and fine collectibles, including Byers' Choice Carolers, Snowbabies, Dept. 56 villages, Christopher Radko ornaments, Boyds Bears, Cat's Meow historic building figures, Tom Clark Gnomes, Margaret Furlong porcelains, and many more!
The most comprehensive museum in the world devoted to the interaction of humans with whales. There's something for everyone at the Whaling Museum - for the art lover, the history buff, the entire family! Experience the unexpected during a summer filled with great exhibitions, programs, and special events.
Mon-Sat 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun 12:00-4:00pm. Admission is $5 for adults.
Built in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch, Jr., this Greek Revival mansion located on a full city block of formal gardens, is the best example of the "brave houses and flowery gardens" described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. The house and gardens chronicle 150 years of economic and social evolution of the city, as reflected in the residencies of the Rotch, Jones and Duff families. The Museum offers permanent and changing exhibits, lecture and concert series, and special events. A self-guided audio tour is available to visitors with admission. For more information, visit our website or contact the Museum office.
Schooner Ernestina is a powerful place to teach and a compelling place to learn.
The vessel's educational programs and seminars are tailored to meet the specific needs of schools, colleges and other educational and cultural organizations.
During summer months, open 10 am - 4 pm Monday-Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm on Sunday.
Though not a "museum" in the strict sense of the word, the Seamen's Bethel is living history. From the early part of New Bedford's whaling era to the present day, the Bethel has served as the fishing community's non-denominational house of worship. Built in 1832, the Bethel was made famous as the "Whaleman's Chapel". It was described in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Melville worshipped there before leaving New Bedford on the whaleship Acushnet in 1841. All are welcome to church services, and tours are available.
Take a 70-minute vacation and experience New Bedford's exciting working waterfront: Sporting boats, lighthouses, the largest hurricane barrier on the East Coast, Historic Fort Phoenix, and lots of New England history. Walk-on boat tours leave daily at 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm from the Waterfront Visitor's Center. A great way to discover what New Bedford is all about!