Race to the End of the Earth recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration - the contest to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912 - and focuses on the challenges that the two team leaders, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott, confronted as they undertook their journeys to the Pole and back.
Join us for an evening of activities that include a catered reception, an introduction to the exhibition by curator Ross D. E. MacPhee, and the sharing of curriculum materials and other resources to support teaching and field trips with students.
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.
Generous support for Race to the End of the Earth has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund, Marshall P. and Rachael Levine, and Drs. Harlan B. and Natasha Levine.
Additional support has been provided by the Government of the United Kingdom and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ANT 0636639.