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Omnitheater

Omnitheater
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The Science Museum's Omnitheater, which is one of only a handful of convertible dome IMAX theaters in the world, features a nine-story domed screen and a state-of-the-art sound system designed to put viewers in the center of the cinematic action. The five films featured in Omnifest 2015 will showcase the Omnitheater's capabilities, taking viewers from atop the sand dunes of the Namib Desert to the mysterious overwintering site of the monarchs in the remote mountains of Mexico. Omnifest 2015 runs from January 9 through February 19, 2015. For more information, visit smm.org/omnifest.

 

D-Day: Normandy 1944

D-Day: Normandy 1944
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Hundreds of C-47 "Skytrains" take off from England on the eve of D-Day to drop paratroopers into Normandy. This scene, from the brand new D-Day: Normandy 1944 film, depicts the largest Allied operation of World War II on the Omnitheater's giant screen for the first time ever. Viewers will discover how the landing at Normandy changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom – a duty of mercy and gratitude. D-Day: Normandy 1944 is one of five films featured in the popular Omnifest 2015 film festival, which runs in the Science Museum of Minnesota's Omnitheater from January 9 through February 19.

Image: © 2014 N3D Land Films

 

Hubble

Hubble
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Hubble will dazzle Omnitheater viewers with its awe-inspiring imagery of the cosmos. They'll watch astronauts from the Atlantis STS-125 crew as they conduct the final Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, see incredible images gathered from Hubble, and learn more about what this amazing tool has taught us about the universe we live in. Hubble is one of five films featured in Omnifest 2015, which runs from January 9 through February 19 in the Science Museum of Minnesota's Omnitheater.

Credit: © 2010 Warner Bros. Courtesy of NASA

 

The Greatest Places

The Greatest Places
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Stretching 1,200 miles in length, but averaging a width of only 70 miles, the Namib Desert is home to the highest sand dunes in the world. It is included as one of the seven most geographically dynamic places on Earth in The Greatest Places giant screen film, a Science Museum of Minnesota original that is included in Omnifest 2015. Omnifest runs from January 9 through February 19 in the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater.

 

The Living Sea

The Living Sea
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Featuring narration by Meryl Streep and music by Sting, The Living Sea introduces viewers to some of the most mysterious creatures in the ocean's environment, including bright-colored coral, humpback whales, and jellyfish. It is one of five films featured in Omnifest 2015, the annual giant screen film festival in the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Omnifest runs from January 9 through February 19, 2015.

 

Flight of the Butterflies

Flight of the Butterflies
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The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Viewers will follow the monarchs' perilous journey in Flight of the Butterflies, which is included in Omnifest 2015, the popular annual giant screen film festival in the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Omnifest runs from January 9 through February 19, 2015.