Whales | Tohorā

Exhibition and Shows

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Apr 2019

Come eye-to-eye with the world’s largest animals.

Dive into the immersive Whales | Tohorā exhibition that brings the incredible world of whales to life at the Australian Museum.

Presenting the latest cetacean research from the international scientific community, Whales | Tohorā explores the diversity, biology and adaptation of whales to life in their oceans and celebrates their role in South Pacific Islanders’ rich cultural history.

Exhibition highlights:
Be enthralled by the sheer variety, size and scale of whale. skeletons, including the 18 metre skeleton of a Bull Sperm Whale.
Walk through a life-sized heart of a Blue Whale.
Hear a symphony of whale noises in the sound chamber.
Enjoy breathtaking live footage from the deep ocean.
Get hands-on and touch the vertebra and rib of a fin whale.
Uncover the rich whale-riding stories and traditions of the Māori culture.

Created by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This exhibition was made possible through the support of the New Zealand Government .


An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website). Cafe Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Family Friendly Free Wifi Kiosk Lockers Museums Australia Museums Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Restaurant Shop Wheelchair access

Event Times

20 Oct 2018 to 28 Apr 2019

Daily Event


Australian Museum

1 William Street, Darlinghurst, 2010

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