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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

Sep23

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

Sep29

SeaFaire The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Oct4

Harbor Nights: Rum and Chocolate Tasting The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Oct7

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

Oct8

Superhero Crafts The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Oct20

Harbor Haunts Walking Tour! The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Oct28

Haunted Wail-ing Boos-eum The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Nov1

Harbor Nights: Day of the Dead The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Nov10

Red, White and Blue Crafts The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Nov15

Harbor Nights: Our Coastlines Under Siege The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Nov17

Meteor Mania The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY