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ARCTIC VOICES
New travelling exhibition challenges perceptions of the Arctic

A scientific and cultural journey to the Arctic is the theme of a new travelling exhibition set to open on [ date ] at [ your facility ].

The Arctic is a place of rapid change and despite its seemingly remote location, the Arctic is connected to all of us. The new special exhibition Arctic Voices will take you on a journey to this fascinating and changing region.

Arctic Voices uses interactive experiences, photos, videos and real specimens to convey that the Arctic is more than just snow – it is land, water, and ice. It is home to people and a surprising diversity of wildlife. It is a place of rapid change being studied and monitored by scientists. Find out what affects the Arctic and in turn, how the Arctic has an impact on the whole planet.

Arctic Voices will challenge your perception of the Arctic and introduce you to a colourful land that's actually closer to your own backyard than you might think. Pounce, hop, push and crawl your way through animal life in the Arctic, and come face to face with a polar bear. Travel with scientists as they catch and tag Arctic whales, and then go on a "garden tour" to see how plants have adapted to survive and thrive in this harsh environment. Listen to stories from the people who inhabit this region, as they share their knowledge about the land and their unique culture. You can even try throat singing, a traditional art with modern applications.

Arctic Voices is co-produced by Science North, one of Canada's largest and most respected science centres, and the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences.

"Our collaboration with Science North on this travelling exhibition allows us to share the cultural, environmental and scientific value of the Arctic, with prime examples drawn from the Canadian Museum of Nature's expertise in Arctic research and exploration," says Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. "We look forward to opening people's eyes to the Arctic's importance as this show travels to venues across North America and beyond."

"Arctic Voices is the 10th travelling exhibition produced by Science North and we are thrilled to have been able to work in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature to create it," states Guy Labine, Science North CEO. "Arctic Voices explores the unique nature of the Earth's Arctic region, the science being undertaken there, and how this region is an indicator of climate change on our planet. Visitors will examine specimens and test their knowledge of Arctic whales and other animals, observe the amazing adaptations of Arctic plant species and more."

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About Science North

Science North is Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North's attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth – Home of the Big Nickel, a separate science centre focused on mining and earth sciences. In 1996, Science North created a specialized unit to sell the award-winning exhibitions and multimedia theatres created by Science North's highly skilled staff scientists and in-house production teams. These innovative exhibits help drive repeat visitation and tourism and demonstrate Science North's ever-growing capacity to produce world-class educational and scientific content that appeals to people of all ages. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit sciencenorth.ca

About the Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national museum of natural history. A first-rank scientific and education institution, it is dedicated to helping shape the attitudes of Canadians toward their natural environment through research, discovery and education. It achieves this through the creation of signature and travelling exhibitions, public education programs, on-going scientific research, a dynamic Web site, and the maintenance of a 10.5-million-specimen collection. A founding member of the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada, the Museum is working with partners in Canada and internationally to expand its national service and to develop programs about the natural environment. For more information, please visit nature.ca.