1. Whale Skeletons– He kept telling the story of a mother whale who was pregnant washing ashore and inside her belly was her baby whale. The kids were able to stand on either side of a large room and show how big the baby whale was and how big the mother whale was using a long rope (this four year old loves ropes so that was a bonus!). They were so amazed at how big a baby whale could be! Especially since their momma has her own little baby in her belly. There were many other skeletons hanging throughout the museum which of course initiated many ooooos and ahhs from both our children!
3. “Pictures”/Displays- In every room and corner were numerous Paintings (or Pictures as he called them) and displays depicting the vast history of whaling over the years. There were some things that were hands on, yet there were many that were for eyes only. Although it was only “pictures” there was still much to see and identify in each one.
4.”Toy Boxes”- Although 4 year olds might be on the younger end of those that make their way to the Museum, they were more than prepared for any and all ages. Our very educated Docent quickly realized that he would need to alter our tour and spend some time the activity boxes that were located throughout the museum. Inside the boxes where numerous hands on items to help younger visitors understand. They had empty gallon milk jugs to show how much a whale would eat as well as toy whales to help distinguish different types of whales. They also had a rib bone and vertebrae that could be handled up close to get a sense of how big a whale would be and what their bones felt like.