Have you ever wanted to explore the Arctic? Here is your chance to do it, without even having to travel far! New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park offers two free screenings of the hit movie, “Big Miracle” on Thursday, December 27, as a part of “A Day in the Arctic.” During the week of school vacation, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and New Bedford Whaling Museum will be creating a fun-filled day, featuring free crafts, movies, and activities from 10 am- 4 pm. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. New Bedford Whaling Museum is located just one block away, at 18 Johnny Cake Hill. At New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: (508-996-4095):
10:00 a.m. – Enjoy a reading of the children’s book, “Whale Snow” and try on Arctic clothing; screening of the movie, “Big Miracle”, rated PG; 107 minutes.
11:00 a.m. – Make a snow globe to take home.
12:00 p.m. – Build a snow fort; have a snowball fight.
1:00 p.m. – How are snowflakes created? Discover how nature creates this wonder of nature; make a snowflake tree ornament; participate in Arctic Olympics activities.
2:00 p.m. – screening of movie: “Big Miracle,” rated PG; 107 minutes Weather permitting, build a snowman outside.
At New Bedford Whaling Museum: (508-997-0046):
Free crafts and hands-on activities for the family in the Jacobs Family Gallery, 10:00-12:00 Highlights tours (with regular admission) from 10:00-11:00 am and 1:00-2:00 pm Go below deck on the Lagoda (with regular admission) from 10:00 am-12:00 noon.
Touch a real seal hide, try on parkas, and cardboard snow goggles, from 10:00-12:00 in the Jacobs Family Gallery.