New interactive Swaner exhibit unveils the science and significance of SNOW

PARK CITY, Utah — The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has introduced a new interactive exhibition, “SNOW,” shedding light on the intricate science of snow. Opening Jan. 13 at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, the exhibition promises an immersive experience delving into the diverse realms of snow, its impact on our environment, and its local significance.

“SNOW” takes visitors on a journey, tracing snow from its minute crystalline structures to expansive winter landscapes and the consequential spring snowmelt. The exhibition analyzes the influence of snow on Earth’s ecosystems, addressing its role in shaping water supplies, regulating global temperatures and exploring the cultural and personal value communities place on this natural phenomenon.

Designed with interactivity in mind, the exhibition allows attendees to grasp the dynamic process of snow formation, gaining insights into the diverse array of animals thriving within the snowpack. A highlight of the experience is a simulated walk through a snowstorm.

“SNOW” also probes into the global factors influencing snowpack and discussing potential mitigation strategies. The hope is for visitors to depart with not only an enhanced appreciation for snow’s importance but also a deeper understanding of the scientific principles underlying its existence.

“We have been following OMSI’s beautiful, highly interactive, and science-grounded traveling exhibition program for some time,” said Hunter Klingensmith, Swaner’s Director of Visitor Experience and Exhibits. “When they announced an exhibition all about snow, we jumped at the opportunity to host something so fun and locally relevant. Our community here is dependent on snow, and we couldn’t be more excited to highlight the fascinating and wonderful world of snow.”

Admission to the exhibition is priced at $8 for attendees aged 13 and up, $6 for those aged 3-12, and free for ages 0-2. Members of the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter receive a discounted admission. Complementary programming will also be available, including snowshoe tours, lectures and trivia nights.

For detailed information, visit the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter website.

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