New Anchorage Museum exhibit transports visitors to Alaska’s arctic landscape

A new exhibit at the Anchorage museum lets visitors experience a northern Alaska phenomenon called a Pingo — a permafrost mound. The sculpture combines hydraulic powered metal arms, real Alaskan cedar, and augmented reality to mimic a pingo’s lifecycle.

Museum Director Julie Decker says the exhibit, “is really a story about our natural environment.” As one museum goer put it, “you really feel like you’ve been moved to another place.”