Life and Light In The Dead of Night.
Step into the darkness and learn about the organisms that thrive in the cold and dark arctic winter. Using only a flashlight, explore the wonders of polar night.
This exhibition breaks open the myth that polar night, the period of continued winter darkness near the Earth’s poles, is a time of inactivity within the Arctic ecosystem. Visitors learned how the darkness of high Arctic winter is full of life thanks to recent scientific studies in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard that reveal a thriving undersea ecosystem.
Polar Night was organized in conjunction with the Tromsø University Museum.
This exhibition is based upon the recent discoveries and insights gained through the field campaigns carried out in Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard during the last five winters. In January 2014 and 2015 the project organized more than 120 researchers and students combined – a total of more than 2000 researcher days – all with the same common goal: to explore the secrets of the polar night!
Learn more at Mare incognitum.
PLEASE NOTE: Polar Night is open during regular business hours however, due to private bookings on select dates, the room may be inaccessible. To ensure you have the best visit possible, please call ahead at 709-737-7880 or visit our event calendar.
Exhibition is included with GEO CENTRE admission.