In 2017, we shared the incredible journey of Blue, ROM’s beloved blue whale, in Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story. The highly successful ROM-original exhibition told the story of nine blue whales that died tragically in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2014, and the unprecedented opportunity for research and conservation it presented.
Fast forward three years and we’re going back to the depths. Showcasing the ROM’s commitment to Canada’s iconic Atlantic whales, this exhibition picks up where we left off to feature Blue alongside two newly acquired skeletons: the critically endangered right whale and the deep diving sperm whale. With hands-on interactives and immersive experiences, Into the Deep compares these three unique giants, from their size and diet to their intelligence and evolution, while highlighting the extensive ongoing research and conservation efforts being undertaken to save these highly at-risk mammals. The ROM invites you to dive back in and discover the incredible awesomeness of these Great Whales and what we can do to help them recover.