Museum Zoetrope will be open every Friday for scheduled visits by reservation only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a reservation. Please indicate the number of guests in your party (up to ten) and a preferred date range for when you would like to visit. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to one visit per calendar year. Currently, reservations are full through early 2026. Please refer to the sections below for more information.
Arrival and Departure
Museum Zoetrope will provide transportation by snowmobile from Brown Station, located along Paradise Harbor in the Antarctic Peninsula. Brown Station can be accessed by many of the Antarctic sightseeing vessels that depart from Ushuaia at the southernmost tip of Argentina.
Visitors are responsible for their own transport to Ushuaia as well as the subsequent two-day voyage by boat across the Drake Passage to reach the Antarctic Peninsula. Please be sure that the carrier you choose includes Paradise Harbor as part of their sightseeing itinerary and that they will make landfall on a Friday before noon.
Every Friday at noon, Museum Zoetrope staff will lead up to ten visitors on a two-hour guided snowmobile expedition to the Museum Zoetrope site located deep within the magnificent glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula. Upon arrival, visitors will have two hours to explore the exhibition and will each be allotted one ride on the Zoetrope. A single ride on the Zoetrope takes less than one minute and you will be able to experience the animation playing in real time for approximately 16 seconds.
After two hours have elapsed, the group will depart Museum Zoetrope by snowmobile and return to Brown Station at approximately 6pm. Visitors are responsible for arranging their own accommodations at Brown Station until they are picked up by ship from Paradise Harbor.
Museum Zoetrope grants free entry to all holders of the Five Penguins NFT collection.* Please read the fine print below, as well as the "Philosophy" page on this website, before collecting a Five Penguins NFT.
Climate and Conditions
Located deep within the glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Museum Zoetrope is situated in a polar climate. Temperatures are warmest in January, averaging 1 to 2 °C, and coldest in June, averaging from −15 to −20 °C. In summer months, visitors can enjoy nearly 24 hours of daylight, whereas in June the sun will only fully rise from approximately 10am to 1pm. Weather can be unpredictable and visitors should plan for high winds and heavy snowfall, especially during the four-hour round trip snowmobile expedition necessary to reach the Museum Zoetrope from Brown Station.
Museum Zoetrope is the most remote art exhibition space in the world. Healthcare facilites are not available on site, with the closest medical center located at Brown Station. There is no wifi or cellular service in the Antarctic Peninsula, and the only communication available at the museum is a satellite phone for emergency use. Visitors should prepare for a remote experience and plan accordingly.
Photosensitive Seizure Warning
A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. The Museum Zoetrope employs stroboscopic lighting effects and may induce an epileptic seizure in these individuals. Certain conditions may induce previously undetected epileptic symptoms even in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy.