The exhibition has been open for over four months now and has seen the graduation of countless ice cadets. If you are yet to visit the exhibition, here is a virtual tour showing some of the exciting things you are missing out on.
It all begins with a briefing from Sanjit, our Ice Station Commander, who will guide us through our Antarctic adventure.
We soon learn of the perils that lie ahead as we enter the freezer room. This is set at a chilling -10ºC and you wouldn’t want to hang around here for too long!
The preparation room gives us an opportunity to warm up after the freezer. Here we are able to try on the clothes that scientists wear in Antarctica. All those layers are sure to get the blood running again!
The first pod introduces us to some of the animals living in Antarctica. Is that a penguin lurking on the left hand side…?
…it sure is!
We then get to experience a virtual diving expedition, as we scour the seabed for animals and plants.
A scuba diver swims above our heads, keeping a close eye on what we find.
This snowmobile was used to hunt meteorites in Antarctica and we are able to jump on and try it out for ourselves.
But why be content with sitting on the snowmobile when you can go for your own wild meteorite hunt? Speed across the Antarctic in this virtual game, finding as many of the rocks as you can. Just remember to watch out for penguins!
Next up is the Antarctic living quarters. Looks pretty cosy hey? Researchers will spend up to two years living in rooms similar to this.
This visitor is trying to prevent a catastrophe after the power fails at the living quarters. Good luck!
Fancy a night in the field camp? This tent is designed to withstand some of the worst weather on the planet.
This is our chance to ask an expert all the questions that have been bubbling up in our heads. Where are the polar bears!?
The exhibition ends with an exciting video of winter in the continent. Shame there’s no popcorn in Antarctica!
Don’t forget to complete your graduation by discovering what Antarctic job is suited to you. Are you a geologist or diver, a chef or doctor? I think it’s time to pack your bags…
I hope you’ve enjoyed your virtual tour of Ice Station Antarctica. Remember that to be a true ice cadet you must visit the exhibition, as there are many more things to learn and discover before you graduate.
Written by Berwyn Jones (recently graduated Ice Cadet)
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Virtual Tour of Ice Station AntarcticaWritten by Alex Gaffikin
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