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Earth Explorers Opens at Arizona Science Center

Earth Explorers Opens at Arizona Science Center

Take a trip to some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, opening at Arizona Science Center on September 21.

Organized around Earth’s spectacular eco-zones — polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains and caves, and the African savanna — Earth Explorers brings the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic to life.


Learn about the daring men and women who venture into dangerous and remote parts of the world to discover new places, help protect our planet’s biodiversity and unearth new scientific discoveries.

Explore an arctic cabin and test your ability to live in an ice-covered world. Descend into the deep ocean in a 3-D submersible and explore how life forms at varying depths, even coming face-to-face with a great white shark.

Identify incredible insects from the Amazon while learning the benefits of biodiversity. Ascend into the thin air of the Himalayas. Soar in a hot air balloon over the savanna while learning about the life of elephants and other mammals.

Areas in the exhibition: • Base Camp • CHILL: The Polar Regions • DIVE: The Oceans • TREK: The Rain Forests • CLIMB: Mountains and Caves

• SOAR: The Savanna

Each of the six areas in Earth Explorers feature a unique interactive digital experience that utilizes an advanced technology, augmented reality, to bring various animals inside the exhibit to life. Using their iPhone or iPad, guests can watch as the featured animal walks its way up their arm or outreached hand.

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers allows guests to let their imaginations run wild as they become explorers and embark on an adventure to discover new species, study animal behavior and learn about the important roles technology, innovation and ingenuity play in making and documenting these discoveries.

Produced by Global Experience Specialists  in partnership with National Geographic.

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers is supported locally by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, APS, Molina Fine Jewelers, and the employees of Arizona Science Center.

The traveling exhibition is located in the Sybil B. Harrington Gallery on Level 3 of Arizona Science Center.

The exhibition will be open September 21, 2014 and run until  January 4, 2015. Tickets are $7 plus general admission for adults, seniors, and children. Arizona Science Center members are able to enter for $5 per person.