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The Whaling Museum & Education Center

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Small museum, but informative.

We went with my wife Dad, I had been there many many years ago. It was fun and we learned lots of... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Dede A
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Huntington, New York
Whaling from Long Island

The museum gives a great history about Long Island Whaling, shipbuilding AND the whaling industry... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
ronsF6171VH
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Syosset, United States
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Discover the history of whaling, the importance of whale conservation, and Long Island maritime history at The Whaling Museum. See an authentic 19th Century whaleboat, learn how scrimshaw was made, and touch real whale bones. Enjoy special programs...more
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279 Main St, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, NY 11724-1406
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Great place for the whole family. Kids will enjoy the hands on things. Interesting displays. Easy to walk through .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anne R
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This museum is a great stop-by if you're in the area for something else, and it seems little, but the history and information packed in there is incredible. I have been here a few times for programs and meetings (there is a small conference room,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WilliamsOceanWorld
CSHWhalingMuseum, Manager at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Wow! -- Thank you so much for taking the time to share this absolutely terrific review with us. We've been working hard to improve our spaces as vital asset for the communities we serve, and your positive feedback means a lot to us. We exist...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018

We went with my wife Dad, I had been there many many years ago. It was fun and we learned lots of stuff. It is an important museum to visit and great for kids. Limited parking.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dede A
CSHWhalingMuseum, Manager at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Dede, thank you so much for taking the time to visit! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed January 23, 2018

The museum gives a great history about Long Island Whaling, shipbuilding AND the whaling industry. How does one get the whale? How is it brought to shore? What were the uses of the parts of the whale?

Date of experience: December 2017
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CSHWhalingMuseum, Manager at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your positive review with us, and for sharing how the theme of whaling presents so many diverse topics in our museum. We're glad you visited - come again soon!

Reviewed January 9, 2018

Large enough to showcase important stuff, small enough to be personal . Have taken my groups here and they all enjoy it.

Date of experience: May 2017
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CSHWhalingMuseum, Manager at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Carole, thank you so much for making the time to visit our museum, and for sharing your review with us. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience here, and thank you for bringing your groups here! Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Reviewed December 6, 2017

It's a rather small, but very good, museum highlighting the town's history and role in the whaling industry. They have a good number of paintings, maps, and artifacts from the time - all quite detailed. Fun and educational for families, kids, couples. Check it out...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bob J
CSHWhalingMuseum, Manager at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Bob, what a wonderful review of our museum - thank you for sharing your feedback of our exhibits with us! Please come visit us again soon!

Reviewed October 25, 2017

Great for Kid's as well as Adult's to learn some Long Island culture on past Whaling Tales ,there is free parking and other points of interest in the area ,local scenery is over loking Long Island Sound and Marina"s

Date of experience: September 2017
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CSHWhalingMuseum, Manager at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Joe, we're so happy you took the time to visit our museum. Thank you for the great review, and please come visit us again soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Small museum that touches on the history of the whaling business on Long Island. Very detailed exhibit and good for kids and adults.More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank SaraSaraL1
CSHWhalingMuseum, Manager at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thank you so much for making the time to visit our exhibits, and for sharing your review with us. We try to welcome kids and adults equally so we are glad you thought so too! We hope to see you back for some of our...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

My date and I enjoyed the Whaling Museum and learned a lot about Long Island's whaling industry from the various exhibits, artifacts and interactive things throughout the museum. Great place to take older kids, too, for a wonderful and fun learning experience.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tina R
CSHWhalingMuseum, Manager at The Whaling Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Hello Tina, Our team is thrilled to hear you and your date enjoyed the Museum, and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope you'll come visit again soon for an event!

Reviewed March 14, 2017

I took my daughter to Cold Spring Harbor for a day trip to escape the boredom of winter. Let me first say that the museum is small, but don't let that deter you from spending the money to visit. It is packed full of pieces...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Nadia I
Management response:Responded March 16, 2017

Hello Nadia, thank you so much for visiting us this week! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We loved the picture you posted of you and your daughter. It's a great shot - would you allow us to share the picture in...More

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