BRUNSWICK – Ever wonder how seals, whales and walruses keep warm in icy waters? Want to learn about blubber and try on a “blubber mitten?”

Ever wonder how explorers protected their eyes from the bright sun reflecting off snow and ice? Decorate your own pair of snow goggles and try them out.

These and other activities will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s annual Family Day. All activities and admission to the museum are free.

Visitors will learn traditional games played by Inuit children and get to investigate exhibits, including a 100-year-old sledge used to carry people across the snow and ice at the North Pole.

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information about Family Day, call 725-3416.


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