“We look forward to the trip every year. We enjoyed the new presenters; they were very patient with the children.”
– Nicole Biscari, Grade 4, Elwood
Our museum welcomes 12,000 school children every year, exploring themes about whales and Long Island’s connection to our oceans. Carving a scrimshaw box has become a right of passage! Learn more about our various offerings for school groups here.
Materials are mailed to teachers currently booked for 'Wonder of Whales' and 'Whalers & Whaling' Programs.
Our school programs are aligned to NY State Standards.
Click here to see standards met.
Hey Teachers! Your students can submit artwork to be displayed in the Museum's Front Window!
Scout Programs for Boys & Girls - And Sleepovers!
Girl Scout Programs (PDF)
Our new programs support the Journeys program.
Boy & Cub Scout Programs (PDF)
Carve scrimshaw, go on a compass hunt, or discover how to make water turn goopy with fun science experiments - and more.
Get ready for an awesome overnight experience with arts and crafts and activities that your troop chooses to do, sleeping right in the galleries, and a bagel breakfast! Every overnight experience is different and is tailored to the program that you choose. Choose from a wide variety of activities. Sea you soon!
Q & A Sleepover & Registration Form
Our extensive outreach programs reach 4,100 children and teens a year! We hope to visit you soon!
Can't visit the museum? Let us come to you. Enrich your curriculum with a visit from a museum educator and hands-on, exploratory classes.
Outreach for Libraries and Community Events:
Let the museum be a resource to your library. Interdisciplinary programs that run throughout the year for library patrons that spark curiosity, ranging from pre-K to teens. Our summer programs reflect the library summer theme.
Check out our many specialized outreach offerings:
Are you far away? Find out if there's a modest mileage charge here.