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About the project – Tilbage til istiden

The ice age returns – Nordea-fonden supports large exhibition about the climate and the wildlife of the ice age.

It is a beautiful day in may in Denmark. The sun is high in the sky, the nights are bright, and the temperature is below freezing. In the landscape woolly mammoths and Irish elks are grazing, and herds of reindeer run past trying to escape the hungry wolves. It is 11,000 years BC. It is ice age in Denmark

About the project

GIVSKUD ZOO, with the support from Nordea-fonden presents the giant ice age exhibition, Back to the ice age in 2018 and 2019.
The exhibitions disseminates stories about the ice age and the animals that lived there, but a very important message is the role that the ice age have had in forming the Danish landscape that we know today. Back to the ice age is in two parts.

Back the the ice age was created by Naturhistorisk Museum in Aarhus and Aalborg Zoo. In 2016 and 2017 the exhibition was divided into two, and Naturhistorisk Museum and Aalborg Zoo shared the exhibition.
In 2016, the Natural History Museum opened the part of the exhibition with focus on the creation of the Danish landscape and the diverse life in front of the ice edge, while Aalborg Zoo presented a number of the large extinct ice age animals, including mammoths and forest elephants . All in natural size.
In 2017, the attractions exchanged exhibitions.

The entire Back to the ice age exhibition will be presented at GIVSKUD ZOO in 2018 and 2019.
After that it will move to another Danish attraction.

Experiences at the exhibition at GIVSKUD ZOO:

  • Lifelike ice age animals in the dimension of 1:1 like mammoths and Saber-toothed cats
  • The forces of the ice and the powers of the cold in the ice age glaciers
  • The Mammoth Steppe and the diverse life at the ice front, from buzzing insects to the death of a mammoth
  • The human struggle to survive with stone spears, fire, and reindeer-hides.
  • How was Denmark created. And you can try playing with the landscape in the geology-sandbox yourself.
  • The research-tent that takes a closer look at what animal findings, pollen, and prehistoric DNA can tell us.
  • The sky, and get the answer to, if the ice age will return
  • How did humans live

This is how the ice age animals were built…

Further questions?

Richard Østerballe, Director

Morten Hechmann Andersen, Head of marketing

Tine Wickers, Head of Communications
Tlf.: 40 60 30 40