Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

February 22, 2012 08:30 ET

Media Advisory/Whales Tohora: The Exhibition-Wednesday, February 29, 10 a.m., Canadian Museum of Nature

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2012) - The whales are coming! Media are invited to the exclusive preview of the international travelling exhibition, Whales Tohora. On loan from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the highly interactive and immersive show opens March 2, following a successful run at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Running until September 3, Whales Tohora brings the world of whales to life with a powerful combination of accessible interactive science and cultural storytelling that brings visitors eye-to-eye with these magnificent marine mammals. The exhibition features real skeletons, life-sized models, interactive games, artifacts and stories from the Maori (indigenous people of New Zealand).

WHAT: Preview of exhibition, with key spokespeople available for interviews

WHO: Meg Beckel, CMN President and CEO; Dr. Susan Waugh, Senior Curator, Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa; Dr. Steve Cumbaa, CMN research scientist

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon. Welcoming remarks in Salon, followed by visit to exhibition on

WHERE: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, Ottawa (at Metcalfe).

RSVP at or 613-566-4781

The Canadian Museum of Nature is a world-class scientific and education institution, dedicated to helping shape the attitudes of Canadians toward their natural environment through research, discovery and education. Acquiring on loan world-class exhibitions such as Whales Tohora demonstrates the Canadian Museum of Nature's ongoing commitment to provide Canadians with new opportunities to explore and to be inspired by the natural world. For more information, please visit

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