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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:

$6, $5 ages 4-18 and seniors, Members free (Special programs may have additional fee, check website for details). Every Summer Wednesday is "Welcome Wednesday" with evening hours of 5-7 p.m., with 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

Jan27

Penguin-Palooza The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Feb8

Little Fishies: I Love Whales! The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Feb14

Sailor's Valentine: Teen Drop-Off Program The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Feb15

Harbor Nights: Art of the Sailor's Valentine The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Feb19

Washington's Birthday The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Feb20

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

Feb20

Arctic Adventures Camp The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

Feb25

Toothpalooza! The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor , NY

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