The narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries. This new exhibition will dive deep into the narwhal's Arctic world to explore what makes this mysterious animal and its changing ecosystem so important.
Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend will present Inuit perspectives on their connections to narwhals as well as the latest scientific knowledge about these fascinating animals. Through first-hand accounts from scientists and Inuit community members, the exhibition will reveal how traditional knowledge and experience, coupled with scientific research, heighten our understanding of these animals – and our changing global climate.
The exhibition will display real narwhal tusks and skulls, intricate Inuit artwork and cultural artifacts, a fossil whale skull from an extinct narwhal relative, and an 18-foot, life-sized model of a male narwhal suspended above the exhibition gallery. Visitors will be immersed in the narwhal's Arctic environment via breathtaking panoramic landscape images and a soundscape of shifting ice, flowing water, narwhal vocalizations, and Arctic birdcalls.
Visitors can also explore hands-on activities with museum volunteers, and engage face to face with experts on climate, the Arctic, narwhals, and members of Inuit communities. Check the museum event calendar for "Expert Is In" program dates and times.
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