The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will present “Whale of a Tale,” a kids’ drop-in activity in the Sgt. Floyd Classroom. Admission and materials will be free.

During the winter of 1805-1806, Capt. Lewis and Clark received word of a beached whale on the present-day Oregon coast. Clark took a group to purchase whale meat and oil. Included in this group was Sacagawea, the Corps of Discovery’s Native interpreter, who asked to see the “monstrous fish” for herself.

“It was an exciting experience. Many expedition members probably had never before seen a whale,” says Sara Olson, the Center’s History Education Coordinator.

At “Whale of a Tale,” kids will learn about the giant mammals and how they stay warm in freezing temperatures. Kids also will participate in whale-themed activities.


  • Occurred Saturday, January 12th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Sara Olson