As November ushers in its cool embrace, many of us are on the lookout for delightful ways to embrace the winter season. The crisp air, the changing leaves, and the promise of snowflakes create the perfect backdrop for a variety of outdoor adventures. In this blog post, we’ll explore a selection of invigorating outdoor winter activities inspired by the work of 1220 Exhibits. From hiking in state parks to ice skating and museum visits, we’ll discover the magic of the season while drawing inspiration from our immersive installations.
Outdoor Winter Activity: Hiking Amidst Tranquil Beauty
One of the most delightful aspects of the approaching winter is the opportunity it offers to explore the great outdoors. The cooler air, the rustling leaves underfoot, and the absence of summer crowds make it an ideal time for a hike. State parks, in particular, come to life in a different way during this season.
Consider venturing to Henry Horton State Park, home to 1220 Exhibits’ Impressive Duck River Exhibit. Nestled in the picturesque Visitors Center in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, this educational exhibit is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the Duck River, its watershed, and the park’s rich history. It’s a fantastic place to learn about the local environment and enjoy the tranquility of nature.
While at Henry Horton State Park, you can experience the park’s unique amenities, including lodge rooms, cabin rentals, campsites, a restaurant, and more. The cooler temps make it the perfect time for a cozy campfire, so don’t forget to pack some marshmallows for roasting. It’s an adventure that connects you with the beauty of the natural world while paying homage to the exceptional work that 1220 Exhibits has contributed to this incredible location.
Glide & Twirl on the Ice
What better outdoor winter activity than ice skating? Whether you’re a seasoned skater or just looking to have some fun on the ice, this activity promises a delightful way to embrace the cold. There are iconic ice skating rinks in places like Central Park in New York City and the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
However, don’t forget to explore local options! Many communities host seasonal ice skating rinks, offering public skating sessions suitable for all skill levels. It’s an opportunity to take in the crisp air while gracefully gliding across the ice, a true hallmark of winter.
1220 Exhibits’ own work at the American Museum of Natural History, where we crafted a magnificent polar bear centerpiece for the rink, is a testament to the enhancement of this winter pastime. Imagine yourself twirling on the ice with a majestic polar bear as your centerpiece.
Indoor Escapades: Museums Await
While winter offers numerous outdoor winter activities, we wanted to provide an indoor escapade in case the weather is just too chilly or dreary. During such moments, there’s nothing quite like stepping into the warmth and educational embrace of a museum.
Our work at 1220 Exhibits extends to museums like the Oregon Historical Society’s – Experience Oregon Exhibit. This 7000-square-foot marvel combines artifacts, graphics, interactives, and scenic elements to tell the compelling story of Oregon’s history. It’s an immersive journey that captivates visitors and offers a deep dive into the past.
Museums provide a refuge from the cold and an opportunity to expand your knowledge while staying cozy indoors. Whether you’re exploring art, history, science, or culture, there’s a museum waiting to spark your curiosity.
Embrace Outdoor Winter Activities
Winter holds a special kind of magic, and outdoor activities inspired by 1220 installations provide the perfect way to experience it. Whether you’re hiking through pristine state parks, twirling on an ice skating rink, or staying inside to immerse yourself in the stories of museums, this season invites you to embrace its unique wonders.
The crisp air, the tranquility of nature, and the joy of discovery all come together to create memorable moments. As you embark on these winter adventures, remember the remarkable work that 1220 Exhibits has contributed to the world of experiences, making your outings all the more special. So, bundle up, grab your skates, and explore the beauty of the season while drawing inspiration from the immersive installations that enrich our world. Winter’s delights await!