Exhibits

Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

Photo: Zeb Hogan
Photo: Carp

Stunning life-size sculptures, video installations, and evocative illustrations introduce visitors to more than 20 species–each measuring at least six feet long and 200 pounds. Visitors will embark on a global journey to storied river basins with explorer and ecologist Zeb Hogan on his quest to find, research, and protect freshwater giants. From dispelling legends of man-eating fish to examining the role of sport fishermen as environmental stewards, this interactive exhibition tackles the big challenges facing these remarkable fish and their struggle to survive and thrive.

Highlights:

• Five life-size sculptures: Freshwater Sawfish (20 ft), Arapaima (14 ft), Goonch (12 ft), Giant Carp (10 Ft),
Mississippi Paddlefish (7 ft)
• Interactive fish market
• World research expedition experience
• Fishing and cultural artifacts from around the world
• Tactile and digital interactives

Subject areas: Biology, ecology, field research, geography, cultural practices, economy, sustainability, and conservation

Size: 5,000–7,000 square feet

Duration: minimum of 3 months

Rental Fee: Contact us for more information

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Tour Schedule:

National Geographic Museum
Washington, DC
March 26 – October 12, 2015

The Discovery
Reno, NV
November 14, 2015 – April 26, 2016

Tennessee Aquarium
Chattanooga, TN
October 1, 2016 – March 1, 2017

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