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Beyond the Franklin Expedition

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Discover what it was like to explore Canada’s Arctic through hands-on activities highlighting the exhibition Death in the Ice – The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition.

Try on reproductions of what the men of the 1845 Franklin Expedition were wearing when they disappeared, and compare their apparel to traditional Inuit clothing. Participate in an archaeological dig in a simulation tank to find hidden artifacts from Erebus, and learn about the challenges of underwater archaeology. Explore the Parks Canada Interpretation Cart, where you can touch a 3D replica of Erebus and try on underwater gloves. Archaeology buffs, Franklin enthusiasts and families with children ages 8 and up won’t want to miss this chance to participate in a variety of special activities.

Image: HMS Erebus in the Ice, 1846, François Étienne Musin. © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection

Please note that this activity will be held in the Main Lobby on August 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18. Starting August 23, it will be held in the Haida Gwaii Mezzanine.

Dates & Times
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Thursday, July 5, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.