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AHA! Night Exhibit Opening — Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined showcases real-life deep-sea creatures and those from myths and legends around the world.

Learn about the Norse Kraken, the Portuguese giant Adamastor, Longwang, the Chinese Dragon King, and more while exploring real-life sea monsters like mantis shrimp, hagfish, and zooids.

Hear about sea monster sighting in Massachusetts and some of the historic hoaxes (or are they?) played on Massachusetts residents as early as the 17th century. Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined will be on view through the end of 2023.

As part of our AHA! Night programming, the Fishing Heritage Center will host a community art project. Participants will make a 25-foot-long sea serpent that will hang in the Center for the exhibit’s duration.


July 13
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
38 Bethel St.
New Bedford, MA United States
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