A stuffed polar bear will be on display in the bus terminal in Hlemmur in central Reykjavík as part of a micro exhibition organized by the the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, which opens on Friday.
“We want to raise interest in climate change and the polar bear has become a symbol for the threat a warming atmosphere poses to wildlife,” Álfheidur Ingadóttir, director of publishing at the Natural History Institute, told Morgunbladid.
“We borrowed the polar bear from the Hunting Museum in Stokkseyri and the facilities of Straetó [the Reykjavík Bus Company]. There we will talk about the polar bear and climate change at seven on Friday night,” Ingadóttir added.
The micro exhibition is labeled “Have you bumped into a polar bear?” and is the Natural History Institute’s contribution to the Winter Festival in Reykjavík and the Museum Night.
The Natural History Museum by Hlemmur will be open until midnight on Friday and admission is free as in other museums on the Museum Night.
In Möguleikhúsid theater experts will discuss climate change and the wildlife in the northern hemisphere on Friday and three Icelandic wildlife films will be screened.