Whale Week features old sea tales, contest and prizes August 10 – 16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2015
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CINCINNATI – There’s something big coming to Cincinnati Museum Center. While Shark Week whips the world into a frenzy every summer, at 55 feet long and 48 tons, Whale Week promises to be even bigger. Whale Week launches August 10 at Cincinnati Museum Center with a week of old sea tales, contests and ticket giveaways.
Whale Week is a weeklong celebration of some of the largest creatures on earth, including humpback whales. Humpback whales, incredible marine mammals found in every ocean on earth, are the stars not only of Whale Week but of the OMNIMAX® film Humpback Whales. Join a group of scientists as they follow humpback whales from their breeding grounds off the coasts of Hawaii and the Tonga Islands to their feeding grounds in the icy waters off Alaska. Often called ocean’s acrobats, see humpbacks leap high out of the water, twisting and twirling in a dazzling show of agility and strength. Learn the answers to how they strain krill and small fish through hair-like baleen, why they sing their low haunting songs and why they migrate more than 6,000 miles every year in this breathtaking underwater OMNIMAX® adventure.
Salty Jack shares his old sea tales
If it’s a sea tale ye be wantin’, then Salty Jack has a few. Check back every day during Whale Week for a new old sea tale as told by Cincinnati Museum Center’s very own Salty Jack. From stories of rough seas off the coast of Alaska to the calm waters and sunny shores of Hawaii, Salty Jack will teach you a thing or two about humpback whales and the wily grit of a man whose first love is the sea. Tune in to Cincinnati Museum Center’s social media channels each day for another old sea tale.
You can tell your own sea tales by talking like a whale and joining our #TalkLikeAWhale contest. Humpback whales sing beautiful songs lasting up to twenty minutes and traveling several miles through the ocean. Recordings of their songs were even placed aboard the Voyager spacecraft and sent across the galaxy in 1977. Win a humpback whales prize pack including tickets to Humpback Whales by posting your own #TalkLikeAWhale video. Click here to enter your video. The #TalkLikeAWhale contest is open August 10 – 16.
Join Cincinnati Museum Center for Whale Week and celebrate these majestic underwater mammals. Whale Week is August 10 – 16. Follow Salty Jack’s old sea tales and vote on your favorite #TalkLikeAWhale video on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.