Despite almost unanimous public affection for cuddly sea creatures, whale compliments such as "is that blubber underneath your sweater?" and "you remind me of Shamu" are generally not well received. Revere whales more respectfully with today's Groupon to the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. Choose between two membership options:
- For $25, you get a one-year family membership (a $50 value).
- For $17, you get a one-year individual membership (a $35 value).
With more than 6,000 original whaling artifacts, the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum harbors the distinctive history of maritime and whaling in the Long Island region. The museum's year-round exhibitions and events bear witness to one of the area’s earliest industries with more than 2,800 primary and secondary whaling documents, including ships' logs, journals, business correspondence of the Cold Spring Whaling Company, and Captain Ahab's prosthetic limb. Visitors can check out the current exhibition From Prey to Protection to explore the evolution of public opinion surrounding whaling and examine antiwhaling efforts around the globe. In addition to a year's worth of unlimited admission and invitations to special events, members receive a subscription to the newsletter "A Whaling Account," 10% off at the museum gift shop, and a 68% increased chance of seeing Willy leap magnificently over their heads should they join the antiwhaling effort.
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum's staff of maritime experts collate the histories, folklore, and artifacts that illustrate Long Island's relationship with the sea. The museum's collection ensures an in-depth look at Long Island's history of whaling with more than 6,000 artifacts and archival objects, including the only fully equipped 19th-century whaling boat with the original furniture and scrimshaw flat-screen television. Interactive education courses for all ages teach kids about the oceanic sciences and engage them in themed arts-and-crafts events. Adult workshops range from drawing and sketching seminars to book readings and discussions. Before leaving, guests can peruse the gift shop, which brims with knickknacks and doodads for all ages, including boatswain's whistles and ships in bottles.
Cold Spring Harbor
279 Main St.
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724Get Directions