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Antarctica: On The Edge

Field Trip @ OMSI
Type & Format
45 min
Grade Level
4-12, Adult
Earth + Space, Life
Person for School Groups

This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance to receive group rates.

From its place anchoring the bottom of the globe, Antarctica might seem too frozen to have any impact on the rest of the planet. But the very fact that it is constantly changing – the sea around it freezing and thawing every year – makes it the planet’s beating heart, its rhythm intimately influencing the earth’s weather, ocean currents and climate.Join a group of adventurers as they travel by sea kayak, sailboat and foot to gain an up-close look at just how the seventh continent is changing – and in some parts changing very fast — in part due to a warming ocean. Meet the scientists who work in this remote place and marvel at the astonishing variety of penguins, seals, whales and seabirds that call it home.

Combine this program with your field trip to the museum!

This film is available in 3D.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or



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