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Exhibition Description

Massive scenic landscapes, depicting the austere beauty of these frozen and extremely fragile expanses, provide striking backdrops for the more than thirty exhibits – each combining interactive artifact-based displays, specimens and/or multimedia. Visitors will explore the unique nature of the Earth’s polar regions, the current science being undertaken there, and how these regions are indicators of climate change on our planet.

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The Entrance
A rotating globe, with a polar bear standing on the North Pole and a penguin standing on the South Pole, welcomes visitors to the exhibition.

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The Arctic
The journey begins in the Arctic. Visitors are guided with signposts and a panoramic image of an Arctic landscape.

Visitors will explore the animal adaptations, the human adaptations, and the science that is unique to the Arctic. A real polar bear specimen is the icon for the Polar Bear Lab. Visitors will compare bear skulls, look at polar bear hair under a magnifier, compare their weight to that of a polar bear and learn about the status of polar bears from research scientists. Take the Arctic Animal Quiz and use real specimens to find out which Arctic whale has a tusk and which Arctic animal has the most hair. Take a garden tour of the Arctic to discover the amazing adaptations of dozens of Arctic plant species. Run animations of seasonal movement of the sea ice to understand how climate change is affecting the Arctic landscape.


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The Antarctic
Pull on a penguin suit and walk and slide like a penguin. In the Penguin Lab, study penguin feathers under a microscope, check out a real penguin skeleton, and find out why penguins are black and white. Learn what researchers are studying about penguin behavior – their feeding, their family life and their unique locomotion. Match your skills against those of penguin parents in the "Feed the Chick Game”. Fish for krill and try to beat your opponent in the race back to the nest!

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Polar Profiles
Where has the coldest temperature on Earth been recorded? What is the altitude of the South Pole? Can you see the Northern Lights at the South Pole? Test your "Ice Q" to compare and contrast the poles and learn what is common between the two.

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The Explorers Theatre
Journey to the North and South poles and along the Northwest Passage through the eyes of the polar explorers – Roald Amundsen, Captain Robert Scott, Admiral Robert Peary and Frederick Cook. The Explorers Theatre tells their compelling stories of challenge and survival through archival photographs, video vignettes, and journal excerpts.

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Polar Spirit – The Exit Experience
Polar Spirit is the exit experience for the exhibit.  It portrays the ends of the earth as unique places on our planet and encourages thoughtful action by visitors.  Commentary, images and video from polar scientists, young people, and others who have spent time at the poles invite visitors into this space.  The Polar Spirit Show plays on a large monitor taking visitors through a one-year cycle at the ends of the earth.  Summer and winter solstices, and spring and fall equinoxes are the framework for this beautiful and thought-provoking piece.

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