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Contact: Emily G Prigot , 508-996-4095 x 6105
Have you ever wanted to dress up like a real park ranger? Have you ever wanted to find out about all the different jobs that National Park Service people do for their park? Here's your chance!New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park has some special activities planned for Junior Ranger Day on Thursday, April 23, from 1:00-4:00 PM.The program is designed to help children and families connect with parks in ways that engage them in exploring, learning, and practicing stewardship. All of the activities are open to visitors of all ages. The event takes place at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's visitor center, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford. As always, the event is open to all, and admission is free. For more information, call 508-996-4095.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America's nineteenth century whaling industry.The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States.The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-4 PM.The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible, and is free of charge.For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov/nebe or visit the park's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP. Everyone finds their park in a different way. Discover yours at FindYourPark.com-NPS-