Effulgence of the North
The Velaslavasay Panorama embodies several domains of visual phenomena: A Traditional 360-degree Panorama, Lobby & Ancillary Salon Exhibits and Gardens of the Illustrious Pacific Ring.
The Velaslavasay Panorama presents to the public Effulgence of the North - a 360-degree painted panorama that explores the limitless horizon beyond a frigid terrain, illuminated by the ethereal Aurora Borealis. The panorama includes an ongoing 35-minute cycle of subtly shifting light and sound, enhancing the immersive experience and drawing the visitor into a sublime illusory excursion to the mystical Frozen North.
A visit to our arctic panorama is complimented by a stroll through The Velaslavasay Garden and Grounds, featuring lush tropical plantings, a wide variety of succulents, a misting and meditation grotto, and a copper-roofed gazebo for reading and reflection. Reminiscent of the great 19th-century pleasure gardens, our Grounds provide welcome respite from the everyday cares of the world.
We also welcome you to visit the Nova Tuskhut, an Arctic Trading Post complete with a mini diorama of the tundra, polar artifacts including snowshoes from the Peary Expedition, and the flying goggles of an Arctic Bush-Pilot.
Image: Effulgence of the North