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.

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