Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend will present Inuit perspectives on their connections to narwhals as well as the latest scientific knowledge about these fascinating animals. Through first-hand accounts from scientists and Inuit community members, the exhibition will reveal how traditional knowledge and experience, coupled with scientific research, heighten our understanding of these animals – and our changing global climate.
The exhibition will display real narwhal tusks and skulls, intricate Inuit artwork and cultural artifacts, a fossil whale skull from an extinct narwhal relative, and an 18-foot, life-sized model of a male narwhal suspended above the exhibition gallery. Visitors will be immersed in the narwhal's Arctic environment via breathtaking panoramic landscape images and a soundscape of shifting ice, flowing water, narwhal vocalizations, and Arctic birdcalls.
Visitors can also explore hands-on activities with museum volunteers, and engage face to face with experts on climate, the Arctic, narwhals, and members of Inuit communities.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website