In Search of Giant Squid

Giant squid: They inhabit all of the world's oceans, battle with sperm whales, can be longer than a school bus, and often weigh over 1,000 pounds. Beginning September 22, the Burke Museum will host In Search of Giant Squid, a Smithsonian exhibit that explores what is known about these mystifying animals and describes scientists' ongoing efforts to observe them in their undersea environment.

In Search of Giant Squid has been developed by the National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in partnership with the Discovery Channel, and is made possible by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Local sponsorship has been generously provided by The Boeing Company, Ivar's Salmon House, Microsoft Corporation, and US Bancorp Foundation.

Supporters and community partners listed here.




Reproduction of a painting in the chapel of St. Thomas at St. Malos, France.