Extreme Ice at The Museum of Science and Industry

New temporary exhibit, Extreme Ice illustrates the immediacy of climate change and how it is altering our world.

Through stunning photography and time-lapse videography, guests witness how climate change is causing dramatic glacier melt, and discover how people around the world can make a difference.The images featured in Extreme Ice were captured over a multi-year period by photographer James Balog. Using precisely engineered time-lapse cameras, Balog and his team documented 24 glaciers from around the globe. Scenes depicted in the exhibit include the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland, the Columbia Glacier in Alaska, Grinnell Glacier in Montana’s Glacier National Park, Mount Everest in Nepal, and many more.In addition to photography and videos, equipment and a customized camera that Balog and his team used on their expeditions will be on display, helping guests understand the physical demands that Balog and his team endured traveling to these remote destinations. Hands-on interactive elements include a 7-foot ice wall that guests can touch.Balog and his team were featured in the Emmy award–winning documentary “Chasing Ice” and in the 2009 PBS/NOVA special “Extreme Ice.”

Exhibit runs March 23, 2017- Early 2019Admission included in Museum entry fee.

Extreme Ice at The Museum of Science and Industry

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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