• Historic buildings and the waterfront in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

For Kids

Junior Rangers giving a walking tour of the park.

Junior Rangers give a walking tour of the historic district on AHA! night.

Youth Programs
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park offers a wide-range of year-round youth programming for K-12 students. For information about after-school,summer, weekend, and junior ranger programming click here.

 
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Be a Junior Ranger
What is a Junior Ranger?
Are you interested in exploring? Do you like art, science, history or nature? How about animals, sailing ships, dinosaurs or trains? Would you like to learn more about the national parks that belong to you? Did you know you can help protect these special places - even if you never visit them all?


A Junior Ranger Could be YOU!
Rather than tying their park experiences only to the scheduled programs, Junior Ranger Programs are designed to provide participants with the flexibility to see and interact with the park at their own pace and within the limits of their own time.


Click here for more about New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's Junior Ranger Program

Did You Know?

Whaling vessels in New Bedford harbor

In 1857, at the height of whaling, there were a total of 329 whaling vessels in New Bedford's fleet, which employed roughly 10,000 men.