Take an interactive tour of the north at Science World's Arctic Voices exhibit
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Take an interactive tour of the north at Science World's Arctic Voices exhibit

Worthwhile ways to celebrate the post-pandemic reopening in June

True North

You can’t head up North anytime soon, but here’s the next best thing. Arctic Voices, the newest exhibition at Science World, takes visitors on an interactive tour of the vast region, with an emphasis on its people, ecology and wildlife. In the 8,000-square-foot gallery, developed by Ontario museum Science North with the Canadian Museum of Nature, you might find yourself studying up on Arctic whales, playing a scientist researching animal adaptations or getting hands-on with the paws, claws and jaws of three North American bears. Through September 6 $18.57-$27.62 for non-members; 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. admissions for members only; visitors aged six and over must wear a face covering; reservations here

Paddle Power

When it comes to diversity in sports, what’s now called the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival is well ahead of the pack. Paddles Up! The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Exhibit looks back on the racing event, which has become a Vancouver tradition since it debuted at Expo 86. Running until at least September at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, the retrospective features two full-size boats, stories from a varied group of athletes and a primer on the gathering’s cultural heritage. Fridays and Saturdays $12-$18; free admission for children aged five and under; visitors six and over must wear a face covering; hours and reservations here