Quincy Children’s Museum brings ‘Into the Arctic’ interactive exhibition to Quincy Public Library starting Thursday

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QUINCY — The Quincy Children’s Museum is bringing “Into the Arctic,” a traveling interactive exhibition, to the Quincy Public Library for a 10-week programming series.

The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 10, with a grand opening scheduled for noon on Saturday, Sept. 3. The community also is invited to join in an “Arctic Reception” at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Those visiting the exhibition will travel into the Arctic in a hands-on, interactive exhibit and learn about life in these regions and how climate is impacting the people and animals who live there.

The interactive exhibit will allow children to:

  • crawl through animal tunnels
  • catch fish from a rotating ice table
  • cook the fish over a campfire
  • build and create with plastic ice blocks
  • learn about the Northern Lights
  • guide four Siberian Huskies on a dog sled, and
  • view a slideshow of animals of the Arctic

The museum also has bought an igloo that is eight-feet wide by five-feet tall that families can work together to build.

Details on each of these events, a full program list and registration information will be available Thursday, Sept. 1 on the Children’s Museum website, www.quincychildrensmuseum.org.

“We’re thrilled with the partnership we have with Quincy Public Library, making this exhibit possible,” Amy Peters, executive director of the Children’s Museum, said in a press release.

Peters said this experience is made possible by an anonymous donation in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Edwardsville.

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