Under the Arctic: Digging Into Permafrost


Dig into the fascinating world of permafrost with a replica of an actual Alaskan research tunnel, an interactive lab, and Ice Age fossils! You'll learn all about how this dramatic landscape plays an important role in our changing global climate, and how it's creating new engineering challenges for our world.

The exhibit is designed for families and school groups with a special emphasis on reaching 9- to 14-year-olds.

Availability Timeframe  
Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Fall 2019
Spring 2020
  • Requires a minimum of 2,000 sq. ft.
  • 10-12 components: permafrost tunnel replica, ice age fossils, hands-on interactives, computer-based activities, graphic panels and text, environmentals and lighting
  • Technical support
  • Instruction Manual
  • Educator's Guide
  • Marketing Kit
Cost & Rental Terms 
  • Rental fee is $45,000 for a 3-month booking; double bookings available at a discount
  • Shipped in one 53 ft. truck
  • Deposit required upon booking
  • 3-5 days estimated for installation and takedown
Credit Line 

Under the Arctic: Digging Into Permafrost is being produced and will be toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.