Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story retells the story of nine blue whales that died tragically in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2014, and the unprecedented opportunity for research and conservation that has resulted. In this amazing ROM original exhibition, see the enormous skeleton of one of the recovered blue whales and discover how they evolved, the size of their heart (the only preserved and plastinated blue whale heart in the world), how they communicate, and more of the mind-blowing biology of Earth’s largest animal…ever. Gain insight into the decline of blue whales, what’s being done to protect them, and how ROM is using DNA to unlock some of the secrets of these elusive creatures.
VR and App Content
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High ceiling height
More Details About Technical Requirements
15'-0" ceiling height minimum; 16'-0" ideal
Past and Future Venues
Telus World of Science, Edmonton October 2022 - April 2023
-1 fully articulated blue whale skeleton (23.71 m long) one of the largest and most complete in the world
-the only plastinated blue whale heart in the world
-plastinated hearts of other mammals for comparison
-a cast blue whale skull with baleen for the perfect photo opportunity!
-5 articulated casts of ancestral whales showing the evolution of the animal over time
-props and touchable models
-10+ interactive experiences (mechanical + digital), including a custom created game by Emmy award winning digital agency Blue Cadet
-17 audio visual experiences