Have you ever seen a mammoth tooth up close or wondered what the Ice Age smelled like? Step into the shoes of climate science researchers, piece together clues, and solve engineering challenges posed by thawing permafrost in the Sugar Sand Park Science Explorium! Their new traveling exhibit, Under the Arctic: Digging Into Permafrost, has all the answers and more!
Under the Arctic: Digging Into Permafrost at the Sugar Sand Park Science Explorium
Now open through May 5th (2019) in Boca Raton, the exhibit addresses the subject of climate change as viewed through the lens of a thawing Arctic. It uses exciting interactive features such as an Alaskan permafrost tunnel replica, fossil research stations and interactive games.
The exhibit will transport visitors to the Arctic using the sights and smells of the nation’s only permafrost research tunnel. Step into the boots of climate scientists to explore real Ice Age fossils, ancient ice cores, and engineering challenges posed by thawing permafrost!
What is Permafrost, you ask?
Permafrost is soil that has been frozen for at least two years. It traps an enormous amount of carbon dioxide. As it thaws, carbon is released into the atmosphere, which in turn has drastic repercussions for the planet. This exhibit strives to educate visitors about permafrost’s fascinating characteristics and its greater implications.
Every year, once in the fall and once in the spring, the Sugar Sand Park Science Explorium brings in two brand new traveling exhibits to entertain kids and parents alike. These exhibits stay with the Explorium for about four months before they leave on their way around the country once more. So don’t miss out!
**The Children’s Science Explorium is located at 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton FL, 33486. Visit www.scienceexplorium.org for the latest information.
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