More than 20 years ago, a group of young Bulgarian scientists realized one of their dreams - Bulgaria to be present on the most distant and unknown continent - Antarctica. A dream that became a reality thanks to their tireless work, will and self-denial.

The exhibition "Antarctica - the Bulgarian ice tale" is a story and a chronicle of the difficult path traveled over the years by Bulgarian scientists and researchers to master and explore the icy continent.
The co-organizer of the exhibition is the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute (BAI), which donated to the NIM more than 100 exhibits related to the activities of the Bulgarian polar expeditions from 1987 to 2013. More interesting are the collections of rock samples and minerals, the collections of lichens and mushrooms, geological and topographical maps, alpine equipment, measuring instruments, books, anniversary stamps, photographs, etc.
Most of the artifacts are displayed in the exhibition. Interesting highlights in the exhibition are the reconstruction of a geological field camp from the 80s, the model of the Bulgarian Antarctic base "St. Kliment Ohridski" and the three-dimensional model of the Bulgarian Orthodox chapel "St. Ivan Rilski", which is one of the architectural landmarks of the ice continent.
The leading texts in the exhibition provide detailed information about the geographical features, the ecosystem, the flora and fauna of the continent, about the activities of BAI, a chronicle by dates about the Bulgarian presence in Antarctica, etc.

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