2017 Summer – Echoes in the Ice 

Finding Franklin’s Ship

The Exploration Place is proud to host the travelling exhibition Echoes in the Ice – Finding Franklin’s Ship, July 14, 2017 to October 9, 2017.

Ever since explorers began searching for a Northwest Passage over 400 years ago, the Arctic has been a fascinating and important area of study, rich with drama, adventure, even tragedy. Using artifacts, images, audiovisual presentations, and art, Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin’s Ship examines Arctic exploration past and present, profiles the explorers involved in the search for the Northwest Passage, and decodes the mysteries of the Franklin Expedition of 1845, when an entire crew vanished in the Arctic during an ill-fated search. These stories are told using artifacts such as instruments and objects dating from the same period as the Franklin Expedition, as well as contemporary scientific objects used by present-day scientists investigating the high Arctic. New additions to the exhibition include recent Parks Canada photographs of the HMS Terror, as well as photographs and videos from the discovery of HMS Erebus.

The exhibition is a co-production of Gone West Productions and the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, with the generous support of Natural Resources Canada and Parks Canada.

Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, “The discoveries of the wrecks of the Franklin Expedition ships in the Canadian North are significant archaeological and historical achievements. We are glad to share Echoes in the Ice across the country to help Canadians learn more about the compelling story, and to help them live history as it unfolds through this exhibition.”

About the Canada Science and Technology Museum

The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, is one of the three museums comprising the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, which is responsible for preserving, promoting, and sharing knowledge about Canada’s scienti?c and technological heritage. The three Museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum — tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology, and demonstrate how these accomplishments have contributed to the transformation of Canada. For more information visit