Journey to the North Pole

Journey to the North Pole


Journey to the North Pole is set to transform the Gertrude C. Ford Exhibition Hall into a magical winter village of twinkling lights and train cars. Only a few feet from the entrance into the exhibit will also be a 45-foot slide down the center staircase of the museum called the Snowflake Slide!

During Journey to the North Pole, guests will explore our holiday village which includes:

  • Magical train cars built for students to create their own holiday journey
  • Child size post office to mail and sort their holiday letters and packages
  • Journey to the North Pole clock tower where children can turn gears to change the time on the clock, and try out our new slide
  • Holiday train table with toy trains and moveable village elements
  • Letter writing station to pen their letter to Santa and learn about addressing a letter
  • The Reindeer Rink sock skating rink (MUST bring socks for this experience)
  • Taking a ride down the Snowflake slide (MUST be at least 36” tall for this experience)
  • NEW: Cozy up by the fire inside Eudora Welty’s living room! Our elves have transformed the Eudora Welty porch into an inviting holiday atmosphere, complete with a fireplace, books, and scheduled holiday readings every Tuesday at 10:00am.

Santa Visits:

  • 11/22/2021 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • 12/4/2021 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • 12/5/2021 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • 12/18/2021 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • 12/23/2021 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Appropriate for Pre-Kindergarten – 5th graders. Please note that children must be 36″ or taller to ride the Snowflake Slide, but children who do not meet the height requirement can ride the toddler slide!

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MCM Journey to the North Pole