Welcome to the Whale Sculpture


Tahku, the Alaska Whale Sculpture, is a life-scale bronze whale sculpture of a breaching humpback rising amidst waterworks from an infinity pool located on the waterfront of Alaska’s capital city, Juneau – a destination for over 1 million visitors each year from around the world. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of Alaska Statehood, and serves as the northern anchor for the downtown Juneau waterfront.

Takhu the Whale was sculpted by former Juneau resident R.T. Wallen for the people of Alaska.

Eye-level Footage of the Whale

By the Juneau Empire

Own a piece of Juneau's whale history

Limited edition maquettes

The maquette (working model) for the whale sculpture has been cast in bronze in a limited edition of 25 available for purchase. This small sculpture is 2 feet high, with a turntable base of black granite. $5500 plus shipping. A portion of all whale maquette sales will go to support the New Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Contact for details.