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The Whaling Museum and Education Center

301 Main St. (Rte. 25A) Cold Spring Harbor, NY 631-367-3418

The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum in Cold

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Type: Kids, Museum, Maritime Price: $6, $5 ages 4-18 and seniors, $20 families; Sun. before noon admission is by donation only Description:

In a picturesque village of galleries and shops, this 4-room museum contains memorabilia such as a 19th century 30-foot whaleboat (one of a dozen in the world), harpoons, scrimshaw and a diorama of the whaling port in its 1850 heyday. Visitors can listen to the song of the humpback whale and participate in the hands-on activity center. 

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closed Mondays Labor Day to Memorial Day)