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Whales | Tohorā

Discover the giants of the ocean

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 our oceans. The exhibition celebrates the role of whales in South Pacific Islanders’ rich cultural history.

Exhibition highlights:

Be enthralled by the sheer variety, size and scale of whale skeletons, including the 18m 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.



Every day, 9.30am to 5pm

Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 28 April 2019


Adult: $27.00
Children (5-15): $14.00
Children (0-4 years): Free
Concession: $22.00
Family (2 Adults + up to 3 children): $72.00
Family (1 Adult + up to 3 children): $49.00

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Hashtag: #australianmuseum

Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • Hearing loop

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