National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

**EXHIBIT ENDED February 23, 2014**

Journey to the wildest places on Earth!

Organized around Earth’s spectacular eco-zones – Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves and Savannas – Earth Explorers brings the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic to life! Learn about the daring men and women who go farther than anyone else to discover new places, help protect our planet’s biodiversity and unearth new scientific discoveries.

See the world premiere of Earth Explorers at SCI  through February 23, 2014!
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Exhibit ticket is included with SCI general admission
Estimated time in exhibit: 60 minutes

About the Exhibition

Your journey begins the moment you glimpse the Earth Explorers entrance portal, an archway to discovery. Explorers welcome you to their world – Earth’s most extreme regions.

CHILL: The Polar Regions
Experience life on ice in Earth’s extreme Polar Regions! Covered with icicles, battered by winds and harsh weather, an Arctic cabin invites hands-on discovery about surviving and thriving in the Polar Regions. Assemble the right mix of protein and carbs in “What’s for Dinner?” Watch a polar bear pace outside a window and flip through the Explorer’s Notebook to learn first-hand survival strategies from photographer Paul Nicklen. Compare your own “thermogram” – heat loss signature – to a polar bear’s and test out how well different gloves protect your hands from the chill of an ice plate.

DIVE: The Oceans
Can you handle life under pressure? Find out in the Oceans eco-zone, where you’ll descend into the deep in a 3-D submersible. Mysteries of life under pressure and at great depths are revealed through stunning National Geographic videos. Learn the science behind submersibles and how life forms at varying depths. Get up close and personal with AIR JAWS, an 11-foot long sculpted great white shark – one of the ocean’s oldest and most misunderstood predators.

TREK: The Rain Forests
Hang out in a prep tent for fun, self-guided discovery about life in the tropical rain forests – the wet, wild and wonderful ecosystem that provides much of the air we breathe, safeguards Earth’s incredible biodiversity and may well hold the key to new life-saving remedies. Try your hand at identifying incredible insects from the Amazon and get grossed out with realistic creepy-crawlies while discovering the benefits of biodiversity!

CLIMB: Mountains and Caves
Descend closer to the Earth’s core and ascend to its highest peaks. Meet Carsten Peter, an explorer who takes on Earth’s most challenging caves to share photographs with the rest of the world. Then, ascend into the thin air of the Himalayas, but be careful – you might be caught by a camera trap, the same technology used by explorer Steve Winter to capture photos of the elusive snow leopard.

SOAR: The Savannas
Take a hot air balloon ride to witness Life On the Move. Through seamless video production, surround sound and other atmospheric effects, you’ll soon have the sensation of flying over a savanna where wild herds still roam. Next, put your animal tracking and migration mapping skills to the test, and meet explorers who document the incredible life cycles and stories of elephants and other endangered mammals of the savanna.

Produced by National Geographic in partnership with Global Experience Specialists (GES), Earth Explorers will make its world premiere at SCI September 28, 2013, through February 23, 2014.

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  • Non-member Pricing
  • Adults$11.00
  • Children$7.00
  • Seniors$10.00
  • SCI Member Pricing
  • AdultsFREE
  • ChildrenFREE
  • SeniorsFREE

*Exhibit is FREE with SCI general admission.

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  • Fri10:00am - 5:00pm*
  • Tue10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sun12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thu10:00am - 5:00pm

Last ticket sold 1 hour prior to close.

*Open until 8 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month for Family Night


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