As we prepare for our event on Sunday, February 4 from 11-4pm, we welcome you to our enchanting annual event -- in rhyme.
The event title "Narwhal Ball" was first conceived by Anthony Sarchiapone, the museum's Board President. The idea grew from an original event idea for an adult crowd, and shaped over time into a wintry celebration for children, complete with crafts, ice cream and an appearance by Elsa -- and, hopefully, learning a thing or two about arctic whale species! We took inspiration from a previous frosty event the museum held at the height of the "Frozen" film craze. In 2023, our museum team was delighted to welcome 400 visitors at our new event and see such positive interest from the community.
This week, we have been spending our time suspending snowflakes with fishing line around the exhibits, moving tables, plugging in tinkly lights, hanging up streamers in the workshop, and getting ready for you to visit. In the meantime, Anthony thought he would share a poem he wrote that imagines a magical place where narwhals really do celebrate!
Let’s all go to the narwhal ball,
Where narwhals dance
In the narwhal hall.
Where snowy friends come together
And no one minds the frosty weather.
By Anthony Sarchiapone
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