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UW Today
March 4, 2014

As spring begins to show hints of emerging, plunge back into the cold with Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center.

The 9th annual celebration of snow and ice, organized by museum and the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory, features UW glaciologists, biologists and climate experts. But it also brings in other community members, including local artists, photographers and zookeepers who focus on polar environments.

This year’s event is Friday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kids and adults can explore interactive exhibits about everything from Arctic whales to sliding glaciers, and see an actual Greenland ice core. They can meet UW researchers who study life on ice, from penguins to microbes, meet an artist who paints polar expeditions, and check out scientific instruments that measure conditions at the poles.