Banners at the top of a display area show that the Arctic wasn't always a place of ice and unforgiving terrain. Dinosaurs lived here at one time.
Over time, different types of animals lived in this area as the climate fluctuated.
The contemporary period is one of long winters and short summers. A polar bear is mounted here.
Right across, however, is the fossil of a High Arctic Camel, which was in the region 3.5 million years ago.
First Nations peoples have been carving items out of the rocks for generations, and in the contemporary era have made a living at it. This reflects that style with a contemporary touch: Hunter With Snowmobile And Sled is a 2011 carving by Ottokie Aningmiuq.
The last of the overhead banners brings things into a more recent era.
Two different animals, extinct since the end of the ice age, appear in pictures.