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Omnifest 2017 Photos

 

Omnitheater

Omnitheater
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 2017 will showcase the Omnitheater’s capabilities, taking viewers from the crashing rapids of Ethopia’s desert canyons to the chilling Arctic wilderness. Omnifest 2017 runs from March 3 through May 4, 2017. For more information, visit smm.org/omnifest.

Image: © Science Museum of Minnesota

To the Arctic

To the Arctic
The brand-new To the Arctic giant screen film tells the story of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Viewers will witness their struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks. To the Arctic is one of five films featured in Omnifest 2017, which runs in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater from March 3 through May 4.

Image: © 2012 Florian Schulz

Everest

Everest
Perhaps the most acclaimed giant screen film of all time, Everest invites viewers into the real life drama of the Everest Expedition’s journey to the summit, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a storm. Everest is one of five films featured in Omnifest 2017, which runs from March 3 through May 4 in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater.

Image: © MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Search for the Great Sharks

Search for the Great Sharks
The Science Museum of Minnesota’s own Search for the Great Sharks film is part of the Omnifest 2017 line-up, bringing viewers up close to whale sharks like this one, along with blue sharks and the notorious great white shark, to experience the magnificence and strength of these frightening and powerful animals. Omnifest 2017 opens on March 3 in the Science Museum’s Omnitheater. For more information, visit smm.org/omnifest.

Image: © Science Museum of Minnesota

Mystery of the NileMystery of the Nile
In the Mystery of the Nile Omnitheater film, expedition members explore the natural, cultural, and historical treasures along the 3,260 miles of the Nile by foot, raft, and—in this case—camel. Mystery of the Nile is one of five films featured in Omnifest 2017, the annual giant screen film festival in the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Omnifest runs from March 3 through May 4, 2017.
A Beautiful Planet

A Beautiful Planet
In this scene from A Beautiful Planet, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti photographs Earth from the cupola on board the International Space Station. A Beautiful Planet, one of five films featured in Omnifest 2017 at the Science Museum of Minnesota, is a stunning glimpse of Earth from space that brings a heightened awareness of our planet—and the effects of humanity over time. Omnifest 2017 runs from March 3 through May 4, 2017.

Photo courtesy of NASA.