Join us for Right Whale Festival 2018!

Sunday, May 6

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The New England Right Whale Festival is a celebration of the current efforts to help protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction. The New England Aquarium is teaming up with the Adams School Calvineers, of Castine, Maine, to invite the public to learn from local scientists, researchers, and educators about the efforts taking place in our backyard to protect this highly endangered species.

The festival will take place at the Aquarium’s Harbor View Terrace Tent from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine. There will be opportunities to learn more about right whales, meet right whale scientists, and take part in family-friendly activities.

This event is free; Aquarium admission is not included. 
Visitors learn about North Atlantic right whales during the 2017 New England Right Whale Festival at the New England Aquarium.
Visitors learn about North Atlantic right whales during the 2017 New England Right Whale Festival at the New England Aquarium.

Looking to Present?

If your organization works for right whales and would like to participate, please fill out this registration form by April 8, 2018. Each organization is asked to provide a hands-on activity to help engage families in the group’s mission. But never fear, you do not need to have programming planned. The Education Department at the New England Aquarium can work with you on how to present your work in a family-friendly way.

World Oceans Day

Looking for even more fun? Be a part of World Oceans Day at the Aquarium on Sunday, June 10. Vendors can also sign up for this event.

Past Festivals

 Read about and see photos from the 2017 New England Right Whale Festival and who won our contests.