A giant fin whale dives gracefully through this magical, light filled space to welcome visitors to the Otis Booth Pavilion, the museum’s north entrance. Crane your neck to marvel at the real skeleton of this native Californian whale, the second largest species on Earth. With two viewing floors, you can better appreciate the scale of this magnificent animal while visiting with your family and friends.
Welcome to NHM!
Peer up to the real skeleton of a giant fin whale.
Cross the bridge from the Nature Gardens into the museum.
Events can happen across two levels inside the Pavilion.
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While passing through, you can:
- Meet your friends and family on your way into (or out of) the museum.
- Learn how male fin whales attract mates.
- Compare cool souvenirs you got from the gift store.