It isn't the North Pole, but Minnesota is a lot closer than Oklahoma. Here are some of the latest production photos from the team at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
That's a full-size guy in the photo, working on our interactive archaeological dig! (He's not an elf or anything.) And that may look like snow, but the landscape will be dirt-colored when it's finished. Visitors will actually be able to walk into this scene and dig for mammoth bones. (Guess he could be an ancient human then....) No, not real mammoth bones, but some pretty convincing copies.
The whole scene, when it's ready to be shipped, will be separated into modular pieces and trucked to the Museum of the Great Plains.
And here's how the elves, I mean technicians, make the fake bones.
Look, in the upper right corner! A steam iron! Or is it a 3D scanner? See here and here. Actually, this is a mount for artifacts from our collection. Probably for archaeological materials that will be exhibited in the same area as the interactive dig.
And I have no idea what's going on here, but I'm worried. So is the elf on the left. He's yelling at his friend in the blue shirt, the really strong guy holding that lady up in the air, trying to warn him that a third fellow is throwing a spear at him! I'm afraid this ends badly. Minnesota is a dangerous place to work apparently. But all the rest of the people look happy. (Scroll down to "People of the Plains" here.)
From time to time, we'll post info here about what's going on at the museum.