Glacier Bay National Park


The Whales and Nails crew installed a 46.5-foot Humpback Whale skeleton at Glacier Bay National Park in Gustavus, Alaska. 

Whale 68, named ‘Snow’, was killed in a collision with a cruise ship in Glacier Bay in 2001. The specimen which was extensively damaged with broken and missing bones, including a smashed skull, was transported from Alaska to Maine for cleaning, repair and articulation.

In 2014, "Snow" was transported over 10,000 miles back to Alaska and installed in a permanent outdoor exhibit.

Seacoast Science Center


A 33-foot-long Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), named ‘Tofu’, was cleaned, articulated, and hung overhead in the New Hampshire Sea Coast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire. A fiberglass model of the fluke was attached. ‘Tofu’s’ skeleton is the focal point exhibits highlighting the natural history, evolution and research of humpback whales.

Phillips Exeter Academy


Whales and Nails designed, articulated and installed a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Phelps Science Center at the Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 2000. This entire project took place at the prep schooling allowing several science classes to participate in the project and interact with the Whales and Nails crew. The skeleton is suspending in a tall atrium adjacent to the central stairway and is positioned as if surfacing in a steep spiral. Impressive views of the skeleton can be obtained from the stairway balconies, the entry lobby or through the tall glass wall from an outside court yard.

Whale Center of New England


A Humpback whale skeleton was articulated and installed in the Whale Center of New England, in Gloucester, MA. This space adjoins a whale-watching ticket-sales booth, so many visitors see live whales and the skeleton on the same day

North Carolina Museum of Natural Science


A 52-foot-long Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) named ‘Stumpy’ and her fully-developed fetus were cleaned, articulated, and installed in the Nature Research Center, a wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh, North Carolina. ‘Stumpy’ and her near term fetus were killed by a collision with a ship. The fetus was nearly 17 feet in length. The skeleton is central to large exhibit focusing on how scientist study right whales.

New Bedford Whaling Museum


A 49-foot-long, female Right whale with her fetus (Eubalaena glacialis), killed in a collision with a ship, was hung overhead in the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The 12 ft. long fetus was estimated at 10 months gestation; many of it’s bones were only partially ossified. The fetus skeleton was articulated and mounted with its mother to create a emotionally provocative display.