Explore a new whale-themed exhibit in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Friday, 30 March 2012 18:06
The Canadian Museum of Nature has launched a new exhibit that honours the massive sea creatures people have been fascinated with for centuries. Travellers in the Ottawa area this summer should not miss a trip to the Whales Tohora exhibit.
The artefacts and displays were donated by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and will be in Canada's capital city through September 3. All ages can enjoy this interactive exhibition, which tells the story of these magnificent creatures and how they behave in the wild. Demonstrations center on an array of species, from the giant sperm whale to the small Maui dolphins native to New Zealand.
When travellers enter the whale exhibit, they will be greeted by massive skeletons that portray life-like models of different kinds of whales. Then, they can check out some diagrams of whale bodies and compare them to their own limbs. Guests will also explore the traditions of the Maori culture, with a profound connection with whales that is intertwined with the tribe's customs, spirituality and traditions.
This informative exhibit could be the highlight of a visit to Canada's capital city this spring or summer.