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Journey To The Bottom Of The Earth: An Adventure In Antarctica; Antarctic Travelogue Is Back By Popular Demand On July 11

posted Monday, July 2, 2018

In May, The Nature Museum hosted a sold-out crowd at the Grafton Inn for an exciting, educational evening with "Journey to the Bottom of the Earth: An Adventure in Antarctica."

Due to popular demand, this incredible adventure travelogue will return for one night only on July 11! Escape the summer heat with an evening adventure to the bottom of the Earth! On Wednesday, July 11, Will and Laurie Danforth, board members of The Nature Museum, will share their recent month-long expedition to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean at 7 PM at the Homestead Room of the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT. Immerse yourself in the overwhelming beauty and power of Earth's coldest, driest, and windiest continent as the Danforths share this bucket-list experience.

Laurie Danforth says, "It's hard to imagine a trip to a more dramatic area on Earth. The wind and waves were crazy, there are teeming colonies of birds, marine mammals everywhere, and landscapes that seem otherworldly. Plus we had fantastic expedition leaders -- we hope to recreate this experience once again to share the absolute wonder of our trip with our neighbors."

Antarctica holds a special place in the imagination of travelers worldwide. As mountaineer Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, wrote: "Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It's like going to the moon." The Danforths' travelogue will bring guests into the cold beauty of this otherworldly landscape. While often described as desolate and bleak, the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean regions are, in fact, abundant with wildlife and activity. Earlier in 2018, a team of ecologists revealed the discovery of a previously-unknown supercolony of over 1.5 million Adélie penguins on the Danger Islands near where the Danforths were traveling. The Antarctic continues to surprise researchers and inspire wonder across the globe.

The Danforths' presentation will include their colorful, vivid photographs, personal stories, lessons on the ecology, history, and mystery of the world's southernmost continent, and a question and answer session. This event will be held at 7 PM on July 11 at the Homestead Room of the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT. Doors open at 6:30, and refreshments from the Grafton Village Bakery will be served. Seating is limited: this travelogue sold out very quickly in May. To avoid disappointment, please purchase your tickets early. The suggested donation for this event is $7 in advance at, or $10 at the door. All proceeds go to support The Nature Museum's work to connect our communities more deeply to the natural world.

The Nature Museum creates experiences that engage and enlighten audiences of all ages, and inspire stewardship of our natural world through natural history exhibits, nature programs for adults and children, and the annual Fairy House Festival. For more information, find The Nature Museum at, or visit

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