LEARN BY DOING

The exhibition BACK TO THE ICE AGE (Danish: Tilbage til Istiden) opened May the 13th 2016 with flags and flavours of the Ice Age. The video below shows glimpses of the many interactive installations and the atmosphere of the opening day. Of course you have to visit the museum to get the full experience!

We have integrated simple activities of the modern family's everyday life to enter the prehistoric world of ice.

The scanner
One example of how we combine the prehistoric and the modern world is our scanner special designed for this exhibition. At this installation you don’t scan milk or books from the library - but it’s the same concept. Choose a bone and scan the red spot. One of the specialists at the Natural History Museum will tell you all about which prehistoric animal you are holding in your hand. The scanner is placed in a tent, where you get the feeling of being in the field exploring with the scientists.

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Tactile learning
An interactive sandbox is used to visualise how huge ice glaciers formed the landscape of today. An image of a landscape is projected on the surface of the sand. You simply just dig your hands into the sand, form mountains or valleys and experience how the projected image responses to your actions. Mountains get icy on top and valleys or channels are filled with water. The installation’s combination of visual and tactile sensations clarify the message through experiences at first hand, and in a playful way which both children and adults can enjoy.

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An old story, more relevant than ever
This exhibition is for the whole family told by talented and gripping storytellers as Morten D. D. Hansen and the famous DNA-researcher Eske Willerslev. We also recommend the exhibition for its atmospheric and visual expression. You get the feeling of stepping into a time warp surrounded by the sound of enormous glaciers about to calve. But at the same time the exhibition do raise questions for the future about DNA cloning and the prospect of a new ice age.

So if you wanna experience a very important and dramatic period in the history of earth, human, flora and fauna and at the same time get insight in current scientific discussions and theories, you have to visit BACK TO THE ICE AGE!

If you are in for a more detailed experience, you can book a guide via the museum.

Info
The exhibition is the first of two titled BACK TO THE ICE AGE at the Natural History Museum in Aarhus. The first part is open until February the 17th 2017.
BACK TO THE ICE AGE was developed and delivered by several companies in cooperation with the Natural History Museum and Aalborg Zoo, where the other part of the exhibition is currently displayed. We delivered four installations to this exhibition in cooperation with Thøgersen&Stouby and Engelbrecht.

The museum is located in a beautiful park near the center of Aarhus. The address is:
Wilhelm Meyers Allé 210
Universitetsparken
8000 Aarhus C