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National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

October 3, 2015 to April 24, 2016

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers takes visitors on a journey to the world’s wildest places. Earth Explorers introduces visitors to the daring men and women who go farther than anyone else to discover new places. Come explore five of the planet’s most spectacular eco-zones – including polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains, caves and savannas. Each area hosts hands-on activities and displays the kinds of stunning visuals for which National Geographic is famous.

What Visitors Can Do

  • Climb into an actual off-road explorer vehicle
  • Take a deep-sea dive in a 3-D submersible
  • Soar in the virtual hot air balloon over the African savannas
  • Scale the Himalayas in Asia
  • Check out incredible insects from the Amazon
  • Come face-to-face with a great white shark under the ocean’s surface

Watch Animals Come to Life in 3-D
with the Earth Explorers AR Experience App

National Geographic Earth Explorers, Science Center of Iowa. (Christopher Gannon/Gannon Visuals)

National Geographic Earth Explorers, Science Center of Iowa. (Christopher Gannon/Gannon Visuals)

The exhibition offers an app for iTunes and Android platforms (download it before you come – tablets and mobile devices are welcome). Markers let visitors see animations of some of the world’s most fascinating creatures and earn virtual trophies.

 

Programs:

Animal Interactions  

Learn about animals from around the world – frogs, snakes, tarantulas, lizards, birds and more! Various animals accompanied by Pet Counsellors from Petland will be making appearances at the Museum:

Sat & Sun, Oct 3 & 4 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fri, Oct 23 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sat, Dec 26 to Sun, Jan 3 • 12:00 – 3:00 pm (Winter Break)
Fri, Sat & Sun, Feb 5, 6 & 7 • 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Fri, Sat & Sun, Mar 18, 19 & 20 • 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 26 to Fri, Apr 1 • 12:00 – 4:00 pm (Spring Break)
Fri, Sat & Sun, Apr 22, 23, 24 • 12:00 – 3:00pm

Courtesy of Petland

 

PrintMini-Explorer Mondays

Preschoolers will enjoy special programming in Earth Explorers just for them Mondays from 9:00 am to noon (Museum, Science Gallery and Planetarium are closed). Children under 3 years are free.

October 5, 12*, 19 and 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14, 21*, 28*
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15*, 22, 29
March 7, 14, 21, 28*
April 4, 11, 18
*Holiday Mondays • Earth Explorers opens at 9:00 am, holiday hours are in effect for other areas.
*Daycares welcome – book today to receive education rates.

Explorer’s Club

For best value and extra adventure, combine your admission to Earth Explorers with an admission to one, or more, of our other venues. Families will receive an Explorer’s Passport that will take them on a journey of discover through the Museum Galleries, Planetarium and Science Gallery. Get your passport stamped in all four venues and receive an Explorer’s Club button.

Explorer Birthday Parties

The young explorer in your life will enjoy an unforgettable Earth Explorers birthday party!

Delve into adventure and journey to the wildest places on earth! Calling all kids – put on your pith hats, grab your compass, and become a Museum Explorer. Build your very own periscope to venture on a navigational quest of discovery through the museum galleries. Find out more about our Birthday Party options.

Party Package Info & Bookings: call (204) 988 0696, or email our Birthday Party Coordinator.

 

School Kids Sure to Enjoy Interactive Exhibit
Most suitable for Grade 3 and up, this exhibit turns your students into explorers.  Bundle with your regular visit for extra value.  Learn more about all of your booking options.

 


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Biome Sponsors:

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Media Sponsors:

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