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Whales Tohora @ Museum of Science

6/24/2010 01:24:00 AM
Looks like it's the DanDan show this week.  I don't have the ability to run around much anymore to events, thank goodness for my media reps.  Here's what he had to say about the new Whales Tohora exhibit at the Museum of Science.

I didn't realize how little I knew about the creatures of the sea until I stopped by the new Whales | Tahora exhibit at the Museum of Science last weekend. As soon as you enter the exhibit, directly in front of you stands a 58ft long skeleton of a sperm whale. As I was overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the mammal, I looked to its side and saw some 10 year olds playing hide and seek inside what turned out to be a life sized replica of a blue whale's heart.

The exhibit is filled with interactive games designed to teach children about a variety of subjects including the sounds made by different whales, their shapes and how that influences their movement, and what different types of whales eat. There are movies and videos playing throughout the exhibit, keeping museum guests constantly stimulated.

With a focus on the whales of the Pacific, the scientific efforts of teams in the Pacific islands are highlighted. Along with these scientific efforts, comes the history of, and tragedy associated with, the whaling industry. The history of whaling is explored, and I left with a much more thorough understanding of what is going on, literally, an ocean away.

This new exhibit is coupled with the re-release of Whales: An Unforgettable Journey on IMAX. Star Trek: TNG fans will be excited to know that the film was narrated by Patrick Stewart.

Whales | Tohora will run now through September 14. Definitely grab the family and check it out!

Can someone please tell me what Tohora means?


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