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Blue Whale: Watch the Whale Wash

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Each year, the Museum’s blue whale model gets spruced up in an annual scrubdown.

The 2014 Whale Wash is happening this week, from Monday through Wednesday.

In the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life visitors at the Museum will be able to watch as members of the Exhibition department use long-handled brushes and vacuums to wipe away the dust from the 94-foot long, 21,000-pound model.

Here is a sneak peak of the team getting ready. 


Don’t fret if you can’t make it to the Museum this week.  There will be a special online livestream of the cleaning tomorrow, July 8, 2014 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT. You can watch it here.

 

Learn more about the whales, including the Museum’s blue whale model, here

Update, July 11, 2014: Re-live the famous whale's spa day with this recorded video.


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