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Become a Polar Explorer with the Help of This Stunning Exhibit

Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, venturing farther south than anyone had ever gone before and climbing the active volcano Mount Erebus, which earned him a knighthood from King Edward VII upon his return. Now a new exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science re-creates his 1907 campsite and hut through 360-degree photography.

“There will be an exterior photograph of the cabin blown up to full size to give visitors a feel for where Shackleton camped during the expedition at Cape Royds,” wrote Daniel M. Brooks, Ph.D., HMNS’s curator of vertebrate zoology, in his email to us. “Accompanying this will be a dozen photographs detailing all aspects of the interior — worn leather boots, boxes of food that doubled as ‘furniture,’ and even an old cast-iron stove.”

Be sure to take a selfie next to the Adelie and Magellanic penguins from the museum’s collections. “Faces From the Southern Ocean” also features wildlife photography by J.J. L’Heureux about the inhabitants of this icy region, including reindeer, seals and penguins.

Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why The Heights at Westchase Apartments in Houston, Texas is urging you to join in the all of the excitement at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Herman Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030

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