Polar Fest at The Deep, Hull

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We’re delighted to be partnering with The Deep and the Scott Polar Research Institute to bring you ‘Polar Fest’ – the perfect family friendly event this winter!

This event is a celebration of science and adventure among the most extreme elements in the world – the Polar Regions!

Explore the world of polar science including research into topics like the effects of climate change on the Antarctic, plastic in Antarctic oceans, Antarctic food webs, Alien invaders and the history of Antarctic exploration.  Find out how researchers live and work in such challenging climates and why the work they are doing is so important, for the planet and all who live on it.

A penguin with a white belly and a black head standing on snow, with blue sky behind
Adelie Penguin at Rothera Research Station. Credit Billy Thursfield

Make sure you pick up a trail sheet from reception, follow the clues to answer the questions to be in with a chance of winning some polar goodies! Visitors will be able to get hands on and learn real research methods applied by polar scientists and the science of snowflakes.

Ever wanted to see  real stomach content from an Albatross? Or find out how tall you are compared to different species of penguins including an extinct species which was 1.75m tall?

Continue your journey with a stop by the researcher’s field camp and find out what life is like for a researcher in the frozen Antarctic. Learn about the specialist equipment they take with them from sleeping bags and cooking equipment to different types of clothing to ensure they can survive in one of the most hostile and environments on the planet.

A red tent in a snowy landscape
A pyramid tent in Antarctica

You can also find out more about the vast array of careers available through the British Antarctic Survey and the diversity of skills required to operate research stations in the Antarctic, from researchers and scientists to plumbers, chefs, cleaners and electricians.

Tickets start at £14.