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Whales Tweetup with Scientific American on May 1

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Now open, the immersive exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep explores the world of whales. On Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 pm, Twitter followers of the Museum (@AMNH) and Scientific American (@SciAm) are invited to see the exhibition after hours, meet curators and scientists, and enjoy free drinks and snacks in the historic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians.

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At the tweetup, Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette diChristina (@mdichristina) will interview exhibition co-curator John Flynn, along with whale vocalization expert Joy Reidenberg and Museum research associate and whale authority Howard Rosenbaum. 

In addition, attendees will have the chance to see some of the Museum's Maori artifacts and whale specimens not currently on display and to talk with Museum researchers about their whales-related work.

Sperm whale interactive

Sperm whales dive deep into the ocean for prey like giant squid, a feat people can virtually experience in an interactive in the Whales exhibition.

© AMNH/D. Finnin


To apply to attend the Whales Tweetup, click here. (The Museum will select and notify all participants via email prior to the event.)

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.

The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund. 

Generous support for Whales: Giants of the Deep has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.

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