Curvy Blue Walls in Place - A backdrop for some impressive upcoming specimens
Curvy Blue Walls in Place - A backdrop for some impressive upcoming specimens

This week in the water gallery, staff continues to work on multiple projects at once. The exhibit space is divided in two sections:  the wing area by the entrance to the exhibit which will be dedicated entirely to the subject of oceans, and the back hall section which will be all about freshwater.  The priority at the moment is getting all of the support structures in place, including some curvy blue walls which will support exhibits and act as protection for the displays.  These blue walls will be in the oceans section of the exhibit, and provide a background for all kinds of specimens.   One of these specimens is a giant sea turtle model, which serves as an example of how it’s possible for certain creatures to survive in an environment as vast as an ocean.  It is expected that this step in installation will be done by the 19th of April and afterwards the rest of the specimens can start being moved into the exhibit!  This description barely scratches the surface of what the water gallery offers, so make sure you come in to visit after May 22nd to really get the whole experience!