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Whales of the Southern Oceans

  • When

    29 Sep 2022 – 9 Oct 2022
  • Where

    Canterbury Museum
    Rolleston Ave,
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  • Tickets


29 September to 9 October 2022 - Visit the Museum and count the number of Antarctic whales you see on painted rocks for a chance to win a fantastic prize.

Every summer, whales travel to Antarctica to take advantage of the abundant food found in the southern oceans.

Local artist Faye Broughton has painted some of Antarctica’s whales on rocks, which are hidden throughout the Museum. Count the number of whales you see for a chance to win a fantastic prize.

The Museum cares for the entire skeleton of a blue whale, the largest whale species. A vertebrae (back bone) from this skeleton is on display in the foyer. Guess how heavy it is for another chance to win.

Visit the ChristchurchNZ website to discover more events and find out more about Days of Ice

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