POLAR-PALOOZA National Tour Dates Announced

Press Release From: Ames Research Center
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008


POLAR-PALOOZA is a national tour featuring public presentations entitled "Stories From a Changing Planet." These tales of adventure and science are told by a charismatic "cast" of characters, using HD video and authentic props -- such as a piece of ice core 2,000 years old, or a caribou parka -- to bring polar research to life. Each stop on the tour will include special programs for schools, workshops for K-12 educators and museum volunteers, briefings for local news media and business leaders, and camp-ins for Girl Scouts and Boys and Girls Clubs.

  • March 13-14, 2008 -- Washington, D.C.
  • April 17-19, 2008 -- Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Museum of Natural History
  • April 21-22, 2008 -- Norman, Okla.: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • May 4-6, 2008 -- Anchorage, Alaska: Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
  • May 8-10, 2008 -- Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Museum of the North
  • May 24-25, 2008 -- Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Sept. 12-13, 2008 -- Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Sept. 19-20, 2008 -- Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and the Adler Planetarium
  • Oct. 22-24, 2008 -- Richmond, Va. : Science Museum of Virginia
  • Oct. 27-29, 2008 -- St. Louis, Mo. : St. Louis Science Center
  • Nov. 11-12, 2008 -- Boise, Idaho: Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Nov. 14-15, 2008 -- Denver, Colo. : Denver Museum of Nature and Science

For more information about the Polar-Palooza events, visit

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