The newest exhibit in the CU Museum of Natural History’s BioLounge takes a deep dive into the Earth’s southernmost continent, beyond the ice, to the ancient Dry Valleyswhere CU conducts world-class research. Discover the tiny lifeforms that exist in the harsh environment at the end of the world; learn what it is like to live as scientist where no rain has fallen in over 2 million years; get to the core of how this icy place plays a central role in weather and climate all over the planet!

This exhibit is funded by the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo-Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program.