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Whales: Giants of the Deep Our Global Kitchen The Butterfly Conservatory

Whales: Giants of the Deep
March 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Come closer than ever to some of the mightiest, most massive, and mysterious marine mammals. Through a variety of interactive exhibits, visitors will experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid, crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of the blue whale—the largest living animal on the planet—listen to whale croons, and meet people whose lives have been inextricably linked with whales—from legendary whale riders to scientists and former whaling families. On tour from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which houses one of the largest whale collections in the world, Whales features more than 20 skulls and skeletons from various whale species and showcases many rare specimens, including the real skeleton of a male sperm whale measuring 58 feet long (or about 18 feet longer than a school bus); life-size and scale models of whales common in the South Pacific; and ancient and contemporary objects made from whale bone and other materials such as weapons, chiefly adornments, and jewelry.

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March 23, 2013
January 5, 2014

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