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The ROM Has Virtual Whales In Toronto & You Can Snap A Selfie With Them

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... blue whale? As strange as it may seem, giant whales are swimming through Toronto's sky and you can summon them from your phone.

The virtual whales are part of a campaign for the Royal Ontario Museum's new exhibit, Great Whales: Up Close and Personal, which is running until March 20, 2022, and features giant skeletons and more.

The ROM | Handout

To bring awareness to the exhibit, the ROM has launched an augmented reality experience where you can bring the massive creatures to life using Snapchat.

The whales will appear at two locations: outside of the ROM on Bloor Street as well as the downtown waterfront. All you have to do is scan one of the Snapcodes on site to see the whales swimming across your screen.

You can snap a selfie with the whales no matter where you are by scanning the Snapcode on the exhibition website.

Augmented Reality Whales

The ROM | Handout

Price: Free

When: Until March 20, 2022

Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON and Queen's Quay

Why You Need To Go: Watch giant whales swim through the sky with this unique augmented reality experience.


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