National Geographic magazine has been inspiring (and satisfying) our thirst for knowledge about the world since 1888. With its hallmark design, groundbreaking content and the eye-popping photography, the magazine has exposed generations of humans to the most far-reaching corners of the planet. As technologies have advanced in leaps and bounds, the magazine has kept pace, employing filmmakers to make a moving visual record of the wonders of Earth and building apps to communicate astonishingly sophisticated information.
In National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, National Geographic joined forces with Global Experience Specialists to create a touring educational and interactive museum exhibition that is nothing short of wondrous. Until April 24, this remarkable exhibit’s home base is The Manitoba Museum, where visitors of all ages are invited to learn exactly what’s involved in exploring the wildest places on Earth. Discovery, adventure and danger are the watchwords that drive the fearless men and women whose work it is to explore the planet’s most spectacular eco-zones on our behalf. From the polar regions and oceans to rainforests, mountains caves and savannahs, they report back to a public eager to learn more. Thanks to hands-on activities at Earth Explorers, visitors to the exhibition can experience the thrill of a deep-sea dive in a 3-D submersible, soar in a virtual hot-air balloon, scale the Himalayas, come face-to-face with a great white shark—and more.
Before you drop by the museum, be sure to visit The Manitoba Museum website at manitobamuseum.ca to download the Earth Explorers app so you can experience the thrill of watching animals come to life in 3-D.