Each year, the Museum's blue whale model gets spruced up in an annual scrub down. The 2014 Whale Wash was shared widely on social media when the Museum broadcast a special livestream of the event. Now viewers can re-live the famous whale's spa day with this recorded video.
In the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, visitors at the Museum watched 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.
Learn more about the whales, including the Museum's blue whale model, here.