University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Photograph courtesy of the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Since the beginning of the pandemic, staff at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History have been testing and developing innovative ways to engage patrons, educators and students from home.

Though the community will have to wait a bit longer to safely visit in-person, a new online 3D experience launching this week will offer the next best thing.

“Whale Evolution: From Land to Sea” is an immersive exploration into the unusual evolution and adaptation of whales, whose ancient ancestors walked on land.

The exhibit, developed in partnership with Ann Arbor-based Saganworks, invites audiences to learn more about Maiacetus, Dorudon and Basilosaurus, three prehistoric whales whose skeletons are on view at the museum.

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