Who says giants are mythical?
They’re not if you’re talking about the five larger-than-life films being projected as part of Omnifest 2016. The popular annual festival runs tomorrow through March 3 at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater.
Proving the versatile medium of film can, almost literally, take you anywhere in the world, the enormous 90-foot domed theater will feature five different films in rotation: “Jerusalem,” “Tropical Rainforest,” “Forces of Nature,” “Mysteries of the Great Lakes,” and “Humpback Whales.”
The titles alone should give more than hint to what the experience holds in store for audiences, which is all the more enticing because each of the features is being displayed in the nine-story theater, complete with state-of-the-art sound system, one of only four such convertible dome theaters in the world.
So, whether you thrill from astounding vistas of an ancient and enigmatic city, gaudy forest frogs, volcanic eruptions, exotic forests, woodland caribou, the mysterious depths of some pretty great lakes, or the stunning singing and acrobatics of the largest mammal we’ve found on earth, the Science Museum and its world-famous Omnitheater have for you covered.
Perhaps best of all, tickets are super cheap. Find a complete schedule at www.smm.org/omnifest. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for kids (ages 4 to 12) and seniors. Subsequent same-day films are 15 percent off of the original price. Science Museum members receive free tickets for one Omnitheater film per day for each person covered under the membership. Reservations are strong encouraged.
And, because the festival is ideal for all ages, and the museum itself is as family-friendly as you can get, this is one of those events perfect for everyone — the youthful dreamer to the couch adventurer to the seasoned world traveler.