Since Whales | Tohorā opened at Te Papa on 1 December 2007, visitors of all ages have been touched by these extraordinary mammals and their stories.
Almost 90,000 people from all over the world have come to see the exhibition – over 3,000 attended on Saturday 16 February alone! (Te Papa’s 10th birthday celebrations).
Bruce Roberts, leader of the team of Te Papa Hosts on the floor in the exhibition, gets to hear some special comments:
A heart surgeon really liked the life-size model of the blue whale heart and said, ‘if humans had arteries that size I’d be a happy man’!!
Some visitors hoped to see live whales in the exhibition – maybe in a big tank?! We haven’t worked out yet how we’d feed them … the whales that is!
Artwork for Save the Whales CD by children from Toddlers Turf Childcare Centre, Auckland
Part of the money raised from sales of the CD will be given to The Great Whale Trail – a donation account with Greenpeace to help track whales and end whaling in the Southern Ocean.
Hear an extract of the song [media no longer available]
To buy the CD you can contact Blakelock Records (09) 263 7625 or email email@example.com
These are just a few examples of how Whales | Tohorā is touching people’s lives – has it touched yours?
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