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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

The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor has galleries of artifacts, art and photographs pertaining to whaling. (2010) Photo Credit: Handout

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Type:

Kids, Museum, Maritime

Price:

Fee $6, $5 ages 4-18 and seniors, Museum Members half price; special programs may have additional fees, check website for details; “Welcome Wednesdays,” from 5 to 7 p.m. in summer, feature pay-as-you-wish admission.

Description:

The museum will be closed Sept. 4 for renovation until October 2nd when they will be having a re-opening event.

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 from Memorial Day-Labor Day

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Event schedule

Nov19

Special Exhibit: Heroines at the Helm The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Dec2

Menorah Workshop The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Dec2

Sea Glass Ornaments The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Dec6

Harbor Nights: DIY Ugly Sweater Craft Night The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Dec9

Winter Craft Extravaganza The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Dec28

Aquaman and the Sea! The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Dec30

New Year's Eve Bash! The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Jan2

Welcome Wednesday The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Jan7

Making Memories The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Jan12

Rubber Duck Party The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Jan21

Build-a-Boat Workshop The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY