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Arctic Voices

When:

Wed 30 Oct 2019, 9:00am–5:30pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019, 9:00am–5:30pm
Fri 1 Nov 2019, 9:00am–5:30pm
Sat 2 Nov 2019, 9:00am–5:30pm
Sun 3 Nov 2019, 9:00am–5:30pm

Where: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Canterbury Museum

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' takes you on a journey to this frozen Northern 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.

Pounce, hop, push and crawl like an Arctic animal as you explore one of the planet's harshest environments. 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.

On until 3 November at Canterbury Museum.

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