Beringia Centre

The Beringia Centre in Whitehorse will be revamped. (Beringia Centre)

The Beringia Centre in Whitehorse is getting a makeover.

The museum features exhibits highlighting the vast glacier-free area straddling Siberia, Alaska and parts of Yukon during the last Ice Age. 

The interpretative centre is receiving $200,000 from the Yukon government to spruce up its exhibits. Many haven't been updated since they were installed in 1997.

Tyler Kuhn, the centre's manager, says the new look has been in the works for years. 

"We've been working for a few years towards an exhibit re-design plan, and this money that's come in for this fiscal year, is to come up with a concept and kind of revamp and refresh the Beringia Centre's exhibits," says Kuhn.

This fall the centre is also hosting an ice age mammals exhibit.
 
The travelling show will feature several mammals that once lived in ancient Yukon.  Yukoners can welcome them home in September.