The Science Museum is one of my family’s favorite places to play and I can see it continuing until they are in their teens.
Currently at the museum:
Science Museum’s OmniTheater — National Parks Adventure
This was a film that was worth seeing. I would love to see it again. It combined history and natural science with two stories: the story of John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt and the story of a few climbers today.
It’s showing through October 13, 2016.
Here are some of the shots you will get to see!
Omnitheater viewers will go on a spectacular giant screen journey to 30 of America’s breathtaking national parks when National Parks Adventure opens at the Science Museum of Minnesota on March 4. In this scene, outdoor explorer Rachel Pohl climbs up the formidable face of Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming.
In this scene from National Parks Adventure, mountaineer Conrad Anker climbs frozen waterfalls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. The film, which opens on March 4 in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater, showcases some of the most spectacular landscapes of the United States National Park system in honor of its 100th birthday.
Arches National Park
Arches National Park in Utah is home to more than 2,000 known arches. Arches is one of 30 locations featured in the National Parks Adventure Omnitheater film, which opens March 4 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The film showcases some of the nation’s most spectacular wild places and the stunning landscapes that make them unique.
Science Museum Featured Exhibit — Mummies New Secrets from the Tombs
Mummies was a dark exhibit. Not as in evil or brooding.
The exhibit was actually very dark. I’m not sure if it was to help preserve the artifacts or to help focus your attention. Some stations were computer programs of x-rays so it needed to be dark for the projection.
In this exhibit, they display the differences between Egyptian mummies and Peruvian mummies. Ancestors from Peru were the first to mummify their dead. Egyptians began the practice 2000 years later.
It was a fascinating exhibit. I could have stayed there for a lot longer than we did.
In the case of our kids, they were looking to leave after a few minutes. It wasn’t spooky, per se, but they weren’t that interested in dead people.
The exhibit is on loan for the Chicago Field Museum and other than the replicas of an Eygptian tomb and Peruvian tomb, the displays are actual artifacts.
This featured exhibit is on display until Labor Day, September 5, 2016.
We received tickets to the Science Museum and the Omnitheatre show. All opinions are our own.