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Whales: Giants of the Deep

On view February 15 – August 24, 2014 

Journey to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth.

Did you know that a blue whale is the same size as a 737 airplane, or that its tongue alone weighs more than a whole elephant? Did you also know that gray whales migrate over 12,000 miles a year, farther than any other mammal known? 

Plunge into the mysterious world of whales and explore their relationship with humans in this NEW special exhibition. Featuring a unique blend of science and storytelling, this interactive exhibition is filled with fun ways to explore whales from the inside-out.

Highlights include opportunities to explore whale songs, traditional legends from the South Pacific, beautiful artifacts, enormous whale skeletons up to 58-feet-long, and unique experiences such as climbing through a life-sized model of whale heart (that’s as big as a car!).

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Tickets for Whales: Giants of the Deep are included with Museum admission and are free for members.

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Whales: Giants of the Deep was developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This exhibition was made possible through the support of the New Zealand Government.

Whales: Giants of the Deep is made possible in part by the Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund.