Explore the Antarctic at the Pink Palace Museum this February 8th

Race to the End of the Earth exhibit highlights epic race to the South PoleNew exhibit about Antarctic exploration opening February 8th

By Bill Walsh

The Pink Palace Museum is excited to announce the opening of its new Race to the End of the Earth exhibit opening February 8th and runs thru to May 17, 2020.

courtesy memphismuseums.org

Race to the End of the Earth follows the footsteps of two legendary explorers in one of the most stirring tales in the annals of Antarctic exploration, the contest to reach the South Pole.

The hands-on, interactive  exhibit focuses on the challenges that the two legendary explorers —Roald Amundsen on the Norwegian side and Robert Falcon Scott on the British—faced as they undertook their separate 1,800-mile journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the South Pole and back.

Dioramas, photos, paintings, artifacts and more provide a rare look at the race to the South Pole. Highlights include clothing and equipment used by both crews during their journeys, life-sized models of portions of their base camps and a diorama featuring the largest penguin species alive today — the Emperor Penguin.

Hands-on activities help visitors of all ages understand what it would have been like to travel to the coldest place on Earth 100 years ago, as well as what it is like to conduct research there today. Visitors can choose a character card featuring a member of one of the expeditionary teams and, while moving through the exhibit, find clues about the character’s experiences on the way to the South Pole. With the aid of touch-screen exhibits, visitors can explore photographs, drawings, and documents relating to the expeditions and the men who went south with Scott and Amundsen.

Come discover the full journey and see the expedition play out at the Pink Palace Museum.

The Pink Palace Museum is excited to announce the opening of its new Race to the End of the Earth exhibit opening February 8th.

Race to the End of the Earth follows the footsteps of two legendary explorers in one of the most stirring tales in the annals of Antarctic exploration, the contest to reach the South Pole.

The hands-on, interactive  exhibit focuses on the challenges that the two legendary explorers —Roald Amundsen on the Norwegian side and Robert Falcon Scott on the British—faced as they undertook their separate 1,800-mile journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the South Pole and back.

Dioramas, photos, paintings, artifacts and more provide a rare look at the race to the South Pole. Highlights include clothing and equipment used by both crews during their journeys, life-sized models of portions of their base camps and a diorama featuring the largest penguin species alive today — the Emperor Penguin.

Hands-on activities help visitors of all ages understand what it would have been like to travel to the coldest place on Earth 100 years ago, as well as what it is like to conduct research there today. Visitors can choose a character card featuring a member of one of the expeditionary teams and, while moving through the exhibit, find clues about the character’s experiences on the way to the South Pole. With the aid of touch-screen exhibits, visitors can explore photographs, drawings, and documents relating to the expeditions and the men who went south with Scott and Amundsen.

Come discover the full journey and see the expedition play out at the Pink Palace Museum. For more information visit the MemphisMuseums.org here.

Undated photo. John Feaney/Raytheon Antarctic Services/AP File

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