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September 25, 2008

Ocean Hall Opens At Last

It’s Thursday, which means it’s almost Friday, which means you’re probably starting to think about your weekend plans. Add this to your list: After much anticipation, Smithsonian’s Ocean Hall is opening this Saturday the 27th. The hall cost $49 million and is the biggest renovation since the museum opened in 1910. Along with models and preserved remains of whales and sharks, the hall is also the only place in the world to exhibit the preserved remains of both an adult coelacanth and its pup. Finally, the Earth’s largest environment is getting its due exhibit. I hope to check it out soon and report back…[Image of north Atlantic right whale model: AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke]