Created in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History
The Arctic is more than just snow: it is land, water, and ice and home to people and wildlife. It is also the front line for our changing climate.
In this exhibition, visitors will explore the impact of the changing climate in the Arctic through many lenses, including the land, sea, and ice. They will connect with the remarkable animals that live in the Arctic, the resilient people that inhabit this region, and the dedicated scientists who are helping to reveal what makes this place so unique.
Arctic Voices takes visitors into the fascinating and changing world of the Arctic, through interactive and object-based exhibits and multimedia experiences. Visitors explore through the sights, sounds, and voices of this beautiful and changing place.
Visitors will explore the impact of the changing climate in the Arctic through many lenses, including the land, sea and ice. They will connect with the remarkable animals that live there, the resilient people that inhabit this region, and the dedicated scientists who are helping to reveal what makes this place so unique.
Arctic Voices provides visitors with the content and context to explore, and ultimately be inspired to protect this fragile and special region. The challenge of global climate change has gripped public attitudes, and the Polar Regions are “canaries in the climate change coal mine.”
My Connection to the Arctic
Learn about historic discoveries, hot button issues and hear from researchers who have called the Arctic their home. Vote on Arctic issues after hearing multiple perspectives.
Awesome Animal Adaptations
Compare yourself to Arctic animals and discover their adaptations for such a harsh environment. Learn about threats facing polar bears in the wild. Enjoy a crawl-in polar bear ‘den’ with motion triggered sounds and lights.
Land, Water and Ice
Crawl beneath the ‘ice’ for a unique vantage point. Observe the beauty of the Undersea Gallery and test your Arctic knowledge with an interactive quiz. Find the answer to the question how big are icebergs? Take a tour of the tenacious Arctic flora, which come alive in the summer months.
Witness the many peoples that call this area their home. Through genuine artifacts and artwork, observe their culture and traditions that are unique to the Arctic Peoples.
Available Package Options
Past and Future Venues
Science North - Sudbury, ON
March - September 2014
Canadian Museum of Nature - Ottawa, ON
Saskatchewan Science Centre - Regina, SK
May 15 - September 20, 2015
Las Vegas Springs Reserve - Las Vegas, NV
February 19 - May 18, 2016
Australian Maritime Museum - Sydney, AU
December 14, 2017 - May 1, 2018
Canterbury Museum - Christchurch, NZ
June 26, 2019 - November 2019
Museum of Surrey - Surrey, BC
March 2020 - October 2020
• Crawl beneath the ice
• Be immersed in the Whale Theater.
• Engage with multiplayer quizzes.
• Compare your own abilities to Arctic animals.
• Explore a polar bear’s den.
• Try to simulate throat singing.