Journey To Churchill Exhibit Now Open In Winnipeg

An innovatory glimpse of the flora and fauna of Manitoba

The highly anticipated ‘Journey to Churchill’ Exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, opened last month has seen over 100,000 visitors pass through its doors in its first month. The 10 acre exhibit is said to be the greatest northern species zoo exhibit anywhere in the world and teaches a whole new generation about the region and the creatures that call it home.

The new exhibit features a number of innovative and unique displays including the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ where visitors can come face to face with the zoos four resident polar bears. In the 21 metre ‘Sea Ice Passage’ visitors will feel they are completely immersed in the sea with the majestic creatures. The exhibit also features the domed Aurora Borealis Theatre, with Manitoba’s largest 360-degree film screen. This theatre shows an 8-minute film in which visitors appear to stand in the Arctic landscape. Interactive displays feature across the exhibit and teach visitors not just about Manitoba and it’s native creatures but also about the rich cultures of the First Nations and Inuit people who call the far north home.

In the ‘Wapusk Lowlands’ visitors can travel between prairies, boreal forest and tundra and are able to see other native species including arctic fox, muskox, caribou and snowy owls.

The ‘Journey to Churchill’ exhibit is the latest new innovation to open in Winnipeg and will be followed in September with the opening of the long awaited Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

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