By Wendell Scott

Okay, I’ve never been whale watching before. I’ve always wanted to, so I promised myself I would one day. This week, I kept my promise…but I did the watching on dry land.

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History makes a splash with their new exhibit–Whales: Giants of the Deep. This fun, interactive exhibit is a must-do for a variety of great educational fun. It presents various types of information through small films, interactive video games, and even a giant made-for-play whale heart. Tell your friends you slid out the heart of an animal and they’ll think you’re morbid. The exhibit boasts an impressive amount of whale bones, even a full sperm whale skeleton, that I found impressive. The Maori culture also becomes a focal point with thorough explanations of whale-riding stories, traditions, and other interesting facts of the Maori people.

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This exhibit is definitely a hit for everyone, but the kids will truly get a kick out of it. I say that because I tripped over several children running around the area, amazed by what they were seeing. It was cute. If¬†you want to whale watch, but don’t want to wear those frumpy yellow raincoats, head to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History for this fun experience!

Whales: Giants of the Deep will be at Fernbank until August 14, 2014. It’s a perfectly quick stop during your Spring Break plans if you’re “staycationing” in Atlanta like me. Oh wait, I don’t even have a Spring Break anymore. I’m an adult.

Oh! Don’t believe I went whale watching? Look.

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For more information about the exhibit, visit their website here.


Wendell Scott


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