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Scrimshaw Detectives

  • Apr. 07, 2022 through May. 31, 2022, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
  • The Whaling Museum and Education Center
  • 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $5 member plus admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for children 3 and younger and those with ‚ÄčActive Military with ID
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Calling private investigators! Spy around the museum and look for clues to uncover secret meanings hidden in scrimshaw art on display. When you complete your tasks, design and etch your own scrimshaw keepsake box to take home. One of our most popular crafts! Ages 5+. This is a self-directed activity; explore at your own pace.

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About The Whaling Museum and Education Center

279 Main Street

Cold Spring Harbor, NY


  • Standard hours: 11-5 M-F, 11-5 Sat-Sun
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): No
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • Our mission is to explore the ever-changing relationship between humans and whales through inquiry-based education and interpretation of artifacts that emphasize the cultural, scientific and environmental significance of Long Island and the Sea. We help members and visitors make informed decisions about our marine environment.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Play area: Indoor
  • Party room: Yes

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