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Whale Wash

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.

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