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Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
Ranked #7 of 59 things to do in Whitehorse
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Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We learned a lot about how this part of the world was created and what animals lived here millions of years ago. The displays are all very good

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This museum is near the airport with lots of parking and an outdoor interpretive trail about the ice age in this area. The displays are impressive with fossil remains of ice age fauna and the early inhabitants of the north. There is a fun children's corner and activities for families ( an atlatl throwing stick competition during our visit) and guides are available to give tours (des visites en français sont dsiponibles). There are movie presentations as well. This is a great stop and I well worth the visit. Interestingly there is not really a gift shop.

1  Thank MajaMontreal
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We had no knowledge of the prehistoric region now referred to as Beringia. The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center was a fascinating look at historic theory regarding the area now that's now primarily Siberia, the Bering Strait and part of the Yukon, and the effect of the Pleistocene Ice Age on it, as well as the extinct mammals - woolly mammoth, giant sloth, giant short-faced bear, etc. that once roamed the grassy steppes. There are a couple of videos that run throughout the day; well worth watching. The center is next door to the Yukon Transportation Museum (also fascinating and well worth a visit) and we learned later that we could have gotten a special twofer rate for both museums (we paid for each individually). If you're into history, I definitely recommend the Beringia Cultural Centre.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We took the city bus and did this on our own- my 3 companions were skeptical but accomodating. Once we got there, they were impressed by the exhibits and the mammoth , giant beaver, giant sloth and sabre tooth tiger skeletons. There is also a prehistoric pony with intact hide. The man at the admission cash register turned out to be a very informative guide who also started the film in the theater! Liked the movie as it prepared us for the exhibits- step outside to see a beautiful (think its bronze) sculpture of a Native. You can see the museum in about an hour- take time to visit the gift shop which has locally made silk scarves, unique t-shirt designs and things not made in China! The bus runs every hour and the transportation museum is located next door. This is on the edge of town by the airport but is easily doable on your own and a nice alternative to the pricey tours sold by Holland America on our land tour.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This Interpretive Centre is well worth a visit. The displays are well done and the film that they show is very informative. We learned a lot in a short period of time.

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