Manila: National Geographic’s Big Blue Exhibit

Big Blue

The life-size sculpture of a baby blue whale

They are heavier than 25 adult elephants. They have a heart the size of a car. They are larger than the biggest dinosaurs. They can move at the speed of 32km/h. They are the largest and considered one of the most intelligent mammals on earth. And they have existed for 18 million years. They are the Big Blue Whales and they are endangered.

Big Blue at Glorietta 5

Kids and parents at the exhibit

National Geographic Channel brings its last Asian leg tour to the Philippines that aims to bring public awareness and understanding of the blue whales. A life-size sculpture of a two-month, female blue whale modeled in Australia is the highlight of the exhibit. It’s done and lit pretty good. A lot of kids enjoyed viewing the exhibit when I was there.

Big Blue  Glorietta 5

National Geographic and the Big Blue

The exhibit also has expert sharing sessions, activities and a feature writing competition. Also showing are exclusive and never before seen footages from the National Geographic Documentary, Big Blue.

Big Blue Glorietta 5

The Big Blue Exhibit grounds

Catch the Big Blue Exhibition will run in five different venues on the following dates: Glorietta 5, November 17-26; Trinoma Mall, November 28-December 11; Alabang Town Center, January 4-17; Market! Market!, January 18-February 2; and Greenbelt Mall, February 3-17.

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