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2008-10-16 00:00:00

Whales at Nat Geo

Along with Ocean Hall, add this to your list of to-dos in DC — yesterday the National Geographic museum opened a new exhibit, Whales | Tohor?, that combines the latest science about whales with their cultural significance to the peoples of the South Pacific.There’s a model blue whale heart you can crawl through (!), rare whale skeletons, and lots of other interactive features. And this Saturday, Oct. 18, there will be a free showing of the Oscar-nominated Whale Rider to mark the opening of the exhibit. The whale exhibit is touring from New Zealand’s Te Papa Tongarewa museum, and will be in town until January 19, 2009.In sum: National Geographic + Whales + Science + Culture = must-see. I’ll definitely be checking this one out — stay tuned for a report back.