Senior Offerings at the Museum
Senior Day at the Museum
The first Tuesday of every month, join us at the Museum for a wonderful program exploring the museum's collection through art-making, including charcoal sketching, sculpting with clay, discussions, etc. Different program each month! Refreshments provided. Please see our schedule on our events page for details.
Check out the Heckscher Museum of Art's Senior Day as well, which occurs the Second Wednesday of every month.
The Whaling Museum's program is co-sponsored by The Huntington Public Library.
Group Visits (Minimum 10 in a group):
Whaling History on Long Island Tour
(Regular Museum Admission + $30 Educator Fee, A Flat Fee for up to 30 Participants)
Explore our galleries with a Museum Educator, who will verbally recreate the fascinating whaling story behind our 19th century whaleboat with you and your group. Find out about 19th century life on Long Island and the impact of the whaling industry on the region, and see select artifacts from the museum's collection up close.
15 minute film about an introduction to whaling included.
Group Craft Add-Ons: (Extra $3 Visitor )
Enjoy seeing our collection? Now express and create your own in our Museum Workshop with a number of crafts offered as a keepsake. Guided by a Museum Educator. Approx 25-30 minutes.
- Scrimshaw Carving - Carve a synthetic whalebone scrimshaw keepsake box. Sketch, hand-carve, and ink your own design - Our well-loved classic through the years!
- Sailors Valentine - Arrange a geometric shell craft based on sailors' gifts from the Caribbean in the 1800s. We use an assortment of small, colorful shells as a mosaic.
- Clay Vessels - Be inspired by the many oil lamps in the collection, and create your own hand-sculpted vessel out of clay.
Please call Katie Kelly during weekdays at 631-367-3418 x10, or write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org