Museum of Science and Industry

Wondrous Cold

March 21, 2009 - May 31, 2009

Exhibit Essentials

This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Lower Level, Lower Court West
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For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of explorers, scientists and travelers. Its starkly beautiful landscape, extraordinary wildlife, and bitter climate are just the beginning of the wonders this amazing continent holds.

Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey is an exhibition that features 50 color and black-and-white photographs taken by photographer Joan Myers over several trips to Antarctica. Her work juxtaposes highly detailed panoramas of Antarctica's beauty with scenes of its wildlife, people, and historic sites, and it is supplemented by her compelling personal stories of what she describes as the world’s "most hostile continent."

Wondrous Cold, an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), has been made possible through the generous support of Quark Expeditions.

B-R-R-Related Activities

How To

Make Ice Cream
No need for the freezer, you'll learn about freezing and melting in this activity.

How To

Get the Porridge Just Right
Learn about thermal energy while making porridge in this activity.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.

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