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Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley has concluded its run at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

The William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater takes you on a storm chasing ride of a lifetime.

In Tornado Alley, you'll join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, an ambitious project that seeks to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on a heart-pounding science adventure through the "severe weather capital of the world."

Armed with an IMAX camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, Casey and the VORTEX2 researchers will attempt to surround tornadoes and the supercell storms that form them, gathering the most comprehensive severe weather data ever collected. The ultimate goal? A better understanding of how tornadoes form and, hopefully, increased warning times to protect the people in their awesomely destructive paths.

Get a close-up look at the relentless strength of nature's most dramatic—and least understood—weather phenomena from the comfort and safety of your Omnitheater seat. The state-of-the-art 90-foot domed screen is the perfect place to witness never-before-captured tornado footage. Hold on tight—Tornado Alley just might blow you away!

Run Time: 45 minutes

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audio description

Audio Description is available for this Omnitheater film.

rear projection captioning

Rear Projection Captioning is available for this Omnitheater film.

En Espanol

Headphones are available to listen to this Omnitheater film in Spanish.

Promotional Partner

Museum Premier Partners
Museum Premier Partners

Flint Hills Resources Medtronic Target 3M

NSFTornado Alley is a co-production of Giant Screen Films and Graphic Films, in collaboration with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.