The Discovery extends 'Monster Fish' through summer
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) announces their exhibit, "Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants," will stay through September 5. Fans of the 6,000 square-foot traveling exhibition from National Geographic have even more to look forward to with five species of live fish recently added and an all-new experience that explores fish native to Nevada.
Created in collaboration with Dr. Zeb Hogan, a National Geographic Explorer and University of Nevada, Reno Research Associate Professor, The Discovery has unveiled "Underwater Nevada: Connecting Fish, Water, and People." This new exhibit explores the freshwater fish, and accompanying aquatic habitats, of arid Nevada, with a special focus on Nevada’s heritage tied to conservation efforts in the state. Funding for "Underwater Nevada" was provided by Trout Unlimited - Sagebrush Chapter, the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society and the Global Water Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
"Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants" features stunning life-size sculptures, hands-on interactive exhibits and evocative video installations that put you face-to-face with more than 20 species — each at least six feet long or weighing in at more than 200 pounds. Museum visitors are taken on a global journey to storied river basins with Dr. Hogan on his quest to find, research and protect these freshwater giants and the habitats they call home.
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