Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
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|Facility:||Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center|
|Description:||The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center is named for Arctic explorers and Bowdoin College graduates Robert E. Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald B. MacMillan (Class of 1898). The museum collections include Arctic exploration gear, natural history specimens, and art and anthropological material, produced primarily by the Inuit cultures of Labrador and Greenland. The museum also has large holdings of historic and anthropological photographs and motion picture film. The museum consists of three galleries as well as exhibit space for photographs in the foyer. Two galleries have permanent exhibits on Arctic environments and people, and on Robert E. Peary's 1908-09 North Pole Expedition. Exhibits in the third gallery and in the foyer change on a regular basis. Through the Arctic Studies Center, research focuses on the prehistory, history, anthropology, and environment of northern peoples and Arctic exploration.
Guided tours are led by trained docents and can be geared to any age group, from preschool to adult. Tours include highlights of current exhibits as well as hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to try on Inuit snow goggles, play with an ajugaq , try a bow-drill, feel various types of fur, and even hold a walrus tusk! Tours can be customized to focus on Arctic exploration, the environment, or Native peoples.
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|Address 1:||Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Campus|
|Address 2:||Maine St|
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|Hours:||Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 2 to 5 PM
Closed Mondays and National Holidays
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