Arctic Voices takes visitors into the fascinating and changing world of the Arctic, through interactive and object-based exhibits and multimedia experiences. We asked Julie Moskalyk, Science Director at Science North about her favourite features of this travelling exhibition.
1. UNDERSTANDING THE CHANGES
With so many things happening around a changing climate, Arctic Voices helps us to understand the science. Human actions are causing rapid changes in the North, and understanding these changes is important for the future of the planet.
2. THROAT SINGING
Visitors get to participate in throat singing, a traditional art with modern applications. Visitors can see authentic throat singing performances as well as learn basic throat singing techniques!
3. DIFFERENT VOICES
An important part of this exhibit is that visitors explore the impact of changing climate through different “voices”, including the animals and plants that live there, the people wo inhabit the region, and the scientist who are helping reveal what makes this place so special.
4. MULTI-PLAYER INTERACTIVES
My favourite interactive exhibit is the Animal Adaptations game, at this multiplayer quiz exhibit, visitors take on the role of the researcher and engage in friendly competition with each other to correctly determine the behaviors of Arctic animals. Visitors repeat the quiz until they correctly identify the behaviors, and discuss behavior as they watch the animal videos. A high amount of visitors engage in breakthrough behaviour at this exhibit.
5. WHALE THEATRE
I love the beauty of Whale Theatre. Visitors can reflect and relax in a giant, hand crafted, wooden whale as they watch amazing underwater footage, featuring whales in their natural habitat. Visitors watch the movie, discussing the beautiful images, and the amazing creatures.