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Antarctic Explorer

Antarctic Explorer is like having an Antarctic researcher in your classroom. Use the link below to become a Beta tester.

Mobile Antarctic Classroom

A bus has been converted into a mobile Antarctic classroom to enable the Foundation to bring Antarctica to schools and communities on the mainland.

Replica Museum

The Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum, situated on the Hobart waterfront, is the world’s only full scale copy of a building from the heroic era of Antarctic exploration.

Children’s Section

A range of educational resources for children that help tell the story of Mawson’s Huts along with information about wildlife. Worksheets provide details of the world’s fifth largest and extraordinary continent.

Antarctica History & Facts

Historical information and facts about the coldest, driest, windiest and highest place on earth.

Maps of Antarctica

Historical and educational maps of Antarctica for reference and download

Mawson’s Men

Learn about the men of the the “heroic era” of Antarctic exploration. From the crew of the aurora to the exploration team who explored from Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay.

History of the Huts

Learn about Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison, which were used as the main base for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) of 1911-14 led by Dr Douglas Mawson.

Worksheets & Resources

A wide range of educational resources for children, teachers and adults has been sourced on the world’s fifth largest and extraordinary continent.

Become involved and support our work

Help conserve Australia’s rich Antarctic heritage.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit charity seeking funds to promote and encourage public interest in the nation’s Antarctic history, including the conservation of Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica.

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient with all monetary donations tax deductible.

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