Smithsonian Ocean Hall opens September 27, 2008
Opening September 27, 2008, the Smithsonian’s Ocean Hall, developed in partnership with NOAA, is the largest permanent exhibit ever created in the world’s most visited natural history museum. Among the many notable exhibits will be:
Artist's rendition of a coral reef tank
For the latest on Ocean Hall, see http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/ocean_hall.
- A 50-foot, life-sized replica of Phoenix, an endangered North Atlantic right whale living today
- 20-foot male and 36-foot female specimens of the elusive giant squid
- The six-foot Science On a Sphere®, which displays the Earth as viewed from 22,000 miles in space and shows moving satellite images
- A 1:100 scale model of the world’s largest ocean drilling ship, the Chikyu