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The Arctic Refuge Experience. Step in. Step Up.

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


NOVEMBER 8 -11, 2019

Powered by a mix of breathtaking film, 4D technology, and immersive sensations, this one-of-a-kind art installation will allow you to experience a year in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Prepare to be awed by America’s last great wilderness and get up close and personal with herds of caribou, arctic foxes, migratory birds, and polar bears. With over 66 million pixels of projected video, 20 channels of sound, custom scents, atmospheric elements, and tactile sensations, you’ll be transported to the Arctic Refuge without ever leaving Washington, DC.

SAVE 20% on Tickets HERE

After decades of protection, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — one of the few undeveloped places on Earth and a sacred place for the Gwich’in people — is about to be opened to oil drilling. We’re building a movement to fight back against Big Oil and defend this incredible land, and the first step is showing people all that’s at stake. After enveloping yourself in the magic of the Arctic Refuge, you’ll be able to join others taking a stand to stop Big Oil.


(100% of net proceeds will go to the Gwich’in Steering Committee and Gwich’in Youth Council.)



Hours of Operation:
November 8 – 10: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Ticketing through 7:30 p.m.)
November 11: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Ticketing through 6:30 p.m.)

What are the ticket times for this event?
The time displayed on your ticket is your entry window into the experience (i.e. if you have a ticket for 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., you will enter the experience within that 30 minute interval.)

If you arrive after your selected entry window closes, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to enter the experience.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No! But anyone under the age of 14 will need a parent or guardian to enter.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free Parking in the Union Market parking lot
Metro: Take the Red-Line to NoMa-Galludet U / New York Ave

Is this venue handicap-accessible?
The Autoshop is ADA compliant. There are elevators available for those with disabilities.

Are there bathrooms available?
There are no public restrooms available. But you may use the public restrooms available at the main Union Market plaza.

When should I arrive at the venue?
Pease be sure to arrive within your selected entry time. If you arrive after your selected entry window closes, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to enter the experience.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can print your ticket or have your mobile ticket ready to be scanned.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
All good! No need to transfer your ticket to another person if you can no longer attend.

Can I buy tickets at the venue?
Yes, up to 30 minutes before closing and if the time slots are not sold out.

I recieved a promo code, where do I input it?
You must enter a promo code when you go to make your ticket selection. After selecting the date you wish to attend, and clicking ‘Tickets’ in the top left hand corner of the window it will say ‘Enter Promo Code’.

I want to transfer my ticket to another day/time slot.
Here are instructions on how to transfer your ticket to a different day or time-slot. There are limited tickets available for each day and time-slot, so as you get closer to your reservation, you may not be able to transfer your ticket.


The Arctic Refuge Experience. Step In. Step Up. is presented by The Wilderness Society and the Gwich’in Steering Committee, in conjunction with the Arctic Refuge Defense Coalition.

Please note that the cost of the ticket purchase for entry into the exhibit is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution to The Wilderness Society.

Campaign Produced by DoSomething Strategic
Experience Created by Future Colossal


416 Morse Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Washington, DC 20002 US
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