Igloo Build

Learn the inside scoop of building a simple-yet-elegant igloo and other snow dwellings from expert Dr. Bert Yankielun.

Come experience Igloo Build, one of the longest-running traditions at the Museum. Learn how to build an insulated, sturdy house, strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear. Dubbed the #1 Way to Winter Fun by Yankee Magazine (Jan ’09) and a “Top 10 Winter Event” in 2014/2015 by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Igloo Build is fun for the whole family. 

The host of the event is Dr. Bert Yankielun, engineer and author of the book How to Build an Igloo and Other Snow Structures. Join him on the Museum grounds at 10:30 a.m. for a demonstration. You’ll learn the structural secrets of building with snow, from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome to sawing yourself out. Then try your own hand at building an igloo!  (Igloo building dependent on snow cover).

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Free with Museum admission.
We are excited to announce MOCO (My Organic Cocoa), a local start-up company, will be selling $1 hot chocolate in Hughes Pavilion during the event. Enjoy!

#1 Way to Winter Fun -Yankee Magazine, Jan/Feb 2009