Museum and the Community

Museum and the Community

Educational Service

The varied educational offer of the museum aims to bring proximity between the institution and the community to which it belongs, and at the same time, sensitize the school sector to the theme of conservation of this space, its history and the heritage associated with it.
By previous arrangement classes and their teacher can enjoy a guided tour followed by a related activity chosen among those available for each school year. The duration of this service will vary from one hour for visits without the extra activity, to two or three hours depending on the activity undertaken.



Visit + Tale Time

A story is told in which the hero is a marine animal and at the end the kids can colour a drawing related to the topic.
Objetive: To draw the attention of children to the wonders and possibilities of the sea.

Visit + Cetaceans Recycled

Children frame cetaceans using recyclable materials.
Objetive: To sensitize children to the reuse of materials in a fun way, to reduce waste, and improve their knowledge about this group of marine animals.

Primary School


Visit + Discovering the Seabed

Board game with questions and answers related to the sea and facts heard on the whaling tour.
Objetive: To learn more about the sea and the creatures that inhabit it, in a fun way, and enhance the information provided during the tour.

Visit + Scrimshaw Artists

Creation and decoration of sperm whale teeth using modelling clay.
Objetive: To appeal to the creative side of children, teaching them more about the art of engraving ivory.

Visit + Whale hunting

Treasure hunt inside the factory complex.
Objetive: Add a dynamic element to the exhibition and appeal to the children’s thinking ability, as they need to decipher clues to find the hidden cetaceans.

Lower Secondary School

Visit + Life Under Water

Presentation on the behaviour, lifestyle and navigation system of whales spotted in the seas of the Azores, and the human impact on marine ecosystems and our role in safeguarding them.
Objetive: To improve knowledge about the life of cetaceans and thus contribute to the conservation of these marine life.

Visit + An Adventure…

Creative activity involving the development of a children’s tale whose main theme is the sea.
Objetive: To appeal to the creative side of young people and at the same time provide new stories, which may be included in the “Story Time” activity – aimed at preschool. Promote the use of new information technologies for the development of the activity.

Visit + Discover the Museum

Treasure hunt inside the museum, answering questions on the topic of whaling by searching for answers distributed among the exhibition panels.
Objetive: To enable young people to explore a little more exposure as they compete with each other to answer as many questions correctly.

Middle and Upper Secondary School

Visit + The Whalers’ Legacy

Treasure hunt in the village of Santa Cruz covering the main points of the whaling industry and the history of the town.
Objetive: To explore the town, appeal to the resourcefulness of young people and their ability to solve problems and puzzles, while discovering more about whaling heritage.

Visit + Cachalot’arte

Creation and decoration of sperm whales within the classroom – to be exhibited in the museum – using recyclable materials.
Objetive: : To appeal to the creative side of young people and to transport the theme from the museum to the classroom.

– You can book your visit to the museum by phone or email;
– The visit needs to be booked at least two days in advance to allow time for the preparation of the activity;
– The established schedule must be respected. If it is necessary to cancel a visit, please notify the museum;
– When visiting the museum always take into account the duration of the activity and the time you have available, it is counterproductive to rush a visit or not finish the activity;
– Prepare the class for the visit, addressing the topic in the classroom and anticipating what students will find in the museum.

Guided Tours

Visitors may choose to have a guided tour of the museum’s facilities with a personalized approach that will enrich their experience.

Guided tours are given twice a day – at 10.30 and at 15.00 – with the exception of days when the museum is open only in the afternoon, and are conducted in Portuguese, English or French. The approximate duration is one hour and the maximum capacity is 30 people, in order to avoid loss of information or lack of motivation among visitors. No booking is necessary, just that interested visitors are in the Museum at the scheduled times. For guided tours at other times, organized groups can contact museum services in advance to confirm availability.