The Story of Explorers Scott and Amundsen at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Both teams faced extreme weather conditions, the risk of starvation, navigation challenges and the limits of human endurance. Their journeys, however, were vastly different. Amundsen’s mission was grounded in bringing prestige to Norway while Scott was focused on scientific advancement. In fact, Scott’s commitment to scientific discovery had a lasting impact which laid the foundation for research still conducted in Antarctica today.
The exhibition features photographs, paintings and replica artifacts from Amundsen’s and Scott’s expeditions, and places visitors in the midst of Antarctic exploration and research at the dawn of the last century. Interactive exhibits and hands-on activities engage visitors of all ages in understanding what it would have been like to travel to the coldest place on Earth 100 years ago, as well as what it is like for contemporary researchers.
Race to the End of the Earth provides a glimpse into the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration (1900-1922) and a look into what motivates explorers. Race to the End of the Earth opens on October 14. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.
Race to the End of the Earth is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France; and Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.