4,867 feet in the air, the new multi-media exhibit at Whiteface Mountain opens June 20th, making this the highest museum exhibit in New York State!
In conjunction with The Wild Center, Adirondack North Country Association and the Olympic Regional Development Authority, this revolutionary project focuses on Adirondack geology, summit weather extremes, atmospheric research and Whiteface landmarks – taking you from the Whiteface Ski Center to the Town of Wilmington, finalizing with breathtaking views on the summit.
Mobile phone-accessible videos will also be used during this exhibit, highlighting how human athletes compare to their animal counterparts.
The exhibition is split into four unique experiences:
- Veterans’ Memorial Highway
Wayside information plaques pepper the Highway as you ascend over 2,300 feet. Learn about one of the harshest environments in the world!
- The Alpine Nature Trail and Tunnel
Learn about rare plants and ecosystems as you climb the nature hiking trail or learn how the Adirondack’s were formed through the 426 foot long mountain tunnel.
- The Summit Experience
Visit the working weather station and learn more about the extreme weather climate at the top! View Whiteface in time lapse beauty with a movie comprised of over 280,000 images, capturing a year on the summit.
- The Whiteface Ski Center
Watch new multi-media videos as you ski! Use your smartphone on the gondolas to learn more about the animal athletes of Whiteface.
Can’t make it to Whiteface? Experience the power of this exhibit through two real-time web cameras of the summit and surrounding environment.