Written by Erica Spina on 16.08.14

If you only know of Marco Polo because of the famous pool game played by many children, then you’re either too young or you haven’t taken a history lesson. Marco Polo is a famous explorer who wandered on his own for 24 years in the year 1200 from Venice to China. His journey inspired many explorers after him and even paved the way for Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas.

An interactive exhibit, aptly named Marco Polo – an Epic Journey, will have you embark on adventures with Marco Polo through Venice, Persia, India, and all the way through China. The exhibit is narrated by Marco Polo’s voice, which was previously recorded in his travelogues. He will tell you about his adventures and all that he encountered throughout his 24-year journey. Throughout your journey, you will find many rare artifacts that are on display, having been borrowed from international lenders. The exhibit will take you back in time and have you believing that you are exploring new lands alongside the famed explorer.

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be an explorer just like Marco Polo, then you better head over to the Pointe-à-Callière museum, the lieu of the exposition. The exhibit runs from May 6 to October 26, 2014. Tickets are $20 per adult, $7 per child ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 years old and under.

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