Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center

Museum Hours

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. No reservation required.

Please see the announcement on the museum's 'Plan Your Visit' page for instructions about how to visit us in person!

Announcement

Beginning on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 the Arctic Museum galleries are open
Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. No reservation required.

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) is required of all visitors ages 5 and up. 

  • Unvaccinated children ages 2-4 must wear masks (surgical or KN95 equivalentat all times. All visitors are encouraged to wear masks within the museum.

  • For a complete list of our Summer in the Arctic 2022 offerings please click here.
Explore the Arctic!

Arctic Museum Exhibits

Summer in the Arctic 2022

Summer in the Arctic 2022

, Arctic Museum main galleries

Beginning Tuesday, June 14, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and we adjusted our summer schedule to allow for more opportunities to visit! The complete list is below.

Portraits of Place: Arctic and Antarctica

Portraits of Place: Arctic and Antarctica

, Hubbard Hall foyer

Photographer Shaun O’Boyle has traveled to both polar regions to capture the stark beauty of remote and beautiful Arctic and Antarctic landscapes.

Kajak!

Kajak!

, Arctic Museum main galleries

Inspired by the full-sized Nunatsiavut kayak given to the College in 1891 and on display in the museum gallery for over 50 years, this exhibit explores making and using traditional kayaks from Greenland, Labrador, and beyond. It features over 20 model kayaks and umiaks, as well as associated equipment, historic film and photographs, and the centerpiece of the exhibit, a full size replica of the 1891 Kajak created for this exhibit.

A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World

A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World

, Arctic Museum main galleries

Traditional and contemporary music is a vibrant part of Inuit society. Inuit visual artists often portray traditional drummers, singers, and dancers in their works, highlighting the ways such performances and songs are crucial links to the past. Contemporary musicians are reviving traditional music, performing pieces in their original forms. At the same time, they are incorporating elements of older musical styles into modern genres, creating unique contemporary sounds.

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