Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
Credits / Image Information
Narwhal, Glenn Williams, Narwhal Tusk Research
Installation images courtesy of Monte Bean Life Science Museum
Allangua (Narwhal), 2016, Tim Pitsiulak
Map, Smithsonian Institution
What can one of the sea’s most unusual-looking mammals tell us about the future of our oceans?
Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend offers insights into the relationship between narwhals and our changing global climate through the work of Arctic researchers and experience from members of the Inuit community. This exhibition features a 16-foot fiberglass model of an adult male narwhal suspended from the ceiling. The model is surrounded by banners, graphic panels, objects cases and models that involve audiences in the narwhal story.
Available Package Options
High ceiling height
More Details About Technical Requirements
Minimum of 13ft ceiling height
Specialize rigging equipment tours with show
Venue staff needed for install
Installation videos provided
The exhibition features a 16-foot life-size model of a male narwhal, a full-size touchable narwhal tusk, a tactile bronze model of the large narwhal model for blind and low-vision visitors, a full size narwhal skull model and cast of a Bohaskaia monodontoides (prehistoric narwhal relative). Multi-media includes an authentic Arctic soundscape that includes narwhal sounds and a 5 minute video about the relationship between narwhals and the Inuit community.