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Arctic Adventure Exhibitor Marketing Guide


The Exhibition

Scenic landscapes, depicting the austere beauty of the Arctic provide striking backdrops for the ten interactive exhibit kiosks and audiovisual components – animal adaptations, human adaptations, and the science that is unique to the Arctic. The exhibition is presented in English, French and Inuktitut.

The 10 interactive exhibit kiosks include:

Arctic Landscapes

The Arctic landscape is diverse, from virtually featureless pack ice to mountains and glaciers, wetlands, ice fields and fiords. Visitors use 3D stereo viewers to see the topography of the glaciers, mountains and communities of Ellesmere Island, the most northerly island in North America, and the world’s tenth largest island.

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How big are Icebergs?

This kiosk tells the story of the incredible Arctic ice and icebergs. Did you know that only 10% of an iceberg is above the waterline? Visitors can manipulate an iceberg model to reveal how much of an iceberg sits below the water level.

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Polar Bear Research

Video segments tell the story of the polar bear life cycle and relate the experiences of Canadian polar bear researchers and the current threats to polar bears around the world. Canada is proud to be home to the largest number of polar bears in the world!

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Polar Bear Lab

Visitors learn about the unique adaptations that polar bears have developed to survive in the North by comparing the skulls and claws of the three North American bears – grizzly, black and polar bear.

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Polar Bear Weigh Station

The ultimate weigh in! Visitors compare their weight to that of a juvenile and adult polar bear using a ‘polar bear scale.’

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Arctic Animal Quiz

Featuring Arctic animal specimens, like a narwhal tusk and musk ox hair, visitors can test their knowledge of Arctic animal trivia.

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Whales of the Arctic

Visitors discover the amazing adaptations and behaviours of the three true Arctic whales: bowhead, beluga and narwhal. The exhibit features models and narrated videos of each of the Arctic whales.

Fly with the Arctic Tern!

The Arctic tern is the most well-travelled animal on the planet! It is the only creature, besides humans, that visits both the Arctic and the Antarctic. The Arctic tern is the only animal that actually migrates pole to pole, seeking summer at both ends of the earth! This is a video kiosk featuring 4 videos detailing the Arctic tern’s annual migration south, summer in the Antarctic, migration north and nesting in the Arctic.

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The Summer Tundra

The Arctic is dominated by two ecozones, the Boreal Forest and the Tundra. The treeless rocky tundra with its permanently frozen ground is the ecosystem most closely associated with the far north. It covers over a quarter of Canada and over three-quarters of Alaska! This video kiosk showcases Arctic plants; their adaptations and unique life stories.

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Living in the Arctic

Over centuries indigenous peoples in the Arctic have lived and flourished under some of the harshest conditions on Earth. This exhibit features Inuit artifacts such as sun goggles, an inukshuk and an ulu knife. The video component of the kiosk tells the story of these artifacts and how these technologies have evolved to assist with people’s survival in the extreme Arctic environment.

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