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You might want to bundle up before visiting Science World’s brand new feature exhibit.
Debuting on February 11, Arctic Voices is an 8,000-sq-ft exhibition that takes visitors on an immersive journey over the tundra and into the world’s northernmost biome. The experience will showcase the people, ecology, wildlife and way of life in the region.
Presented by RBC with supporting partner Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Arctic Voices invites visitors “to marvel at the sights and sounds of this tremendous and fragile region,” according to a release.
“The Arctic may seem like an unfamiliar and distant place but it’s important to realize the impact our actions have on lands near and far,” said Tracy Redies, President & CEO of Science World. “The Arctic has terrestrial and marine ecosystems interdependent on one another, supporting both land and marine animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else. They are feeling the direct effects of climate change. The Arctic is important to all of us and this exhibition makes the connection to help us understand the impact of our actions.”
Arctic Voices is developed by Science North. Interactive elements of the exhibition include Whales in the Arctic Theatre, educational stations about each whale species, an Arctic Animal Adaptations multiplayer quiz, and Bear Facts where visitors can study real skull and claw specimens of the three North American bears.
Starting February 8, Science World will be open 7 days a week, 10 am to 5 pm with enhanced safety measures in place.
When: Opens February 11, 2021
Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online