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Giant whale hanging from the ceiling in California or Florida?
January 22, 2014 9:09 AM   Subscribe

I was on vacation somewhere in California (Napa or San Francisco) or in Florida (Orlando or St. Augustine) and I remember seeing a big gigantic whale hanging from the ceiling of a museum, restaurant, or some other tourist attraction... Can anyone tell me where this was?
posted by dope_feeny to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total)
 
The Museum of Natural History in NYC? (Third pic here)

I mention it since you seem unsure of where you were, so thought maybe it might also be a viable option. Or perhaps they have similar exhibits at other natural history museums?
posted by Grither at 9:14 AM on January 22 [2 favorites]


Sounds like the Monterey Bay Aquarium
posted by effluvia at 9:15 AM on January 22 [13 favorites]


There is a whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling of the children's area of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.
posted by anansi at 9:16 AM on January 22


There's also a whale at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, but that's a bit south from where you indicate. Here are a bunch of pictures via Google images.
posted by SpacemanStix at 9:20 AM on January 22


Seconding Monterey Bay Aquarium
posted by Duffington at 9:20 AM on January 22 [1 favorite]


Thirding the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
posted by soelo at 9:21 AM on January 22


Came in here to say Monterey Bay Aquarium, so I'll just add to the chorus.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 9:24 AM on January 22


In addition to the gray whale model, MBA also has life-sized models of a pod of killer whales hanging from the ceiling above the main entrance.

California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has a gray whale skeleton.
posted by jamaro at 9:39 AM on January 22


California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate SFO has a big hanging whale too, maybe?
posted by kris.reiss at 9:40 AM on January 22


As others have said, Cal Acad in San Francisco and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
posted by Lynsey at 9:58 AM on January 22


Are you certain it was Northern California? Because there's one at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
posted by vignettist at 4:31 PM on January 22


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