More than just an IMAX theater
We have been going to the California Science Center since we were in the toddler years. So any additions or new exhibits to the museum grabs our attention. The California Science Center held a Grand Re-Opening for the IMAX Theater and we were able to view two new movies. The Amazon Adventure and The Hurricane, both in 3D of course.
The IMAX theater is unlike any other. The screen alone is the largest film frame in the motion picture industry-10 times larger than Hollywood’s standard 35-mm film format. A network of 44 speakers bathes every seat in 12,00 watts of sound. Did you hear that?! As for 3D technology, they use a projector the size of a small car, you’re not going to miss seeing anything. They give out lightweight 3D glasses that are at the forefront of 3D technology!
While waiting for the shows to start children were engaging in activities that related to the movies we were going to view. You’ll see more of them as you read on!
This is a Boa Constrictor, a very large snake found in the Amazon Rain Forest, was very camera friendly after it’s nap. While it’s not the main focus of the Amazon 3D film, they are found in the mysterious forest.
This interactive activity was designed by children and gave them a clear understanding of why hurricane’s spin in certain directions and the types of hurricanes which depends on the location of the hurricanes as well.
This is the true story of a 15,000-kilometer journey in the footsteps of one of the most devastating natural events on our planet: the Atlantic Hurricane.
Filmmakers teamed up with NASA to follow the footsteps of the Atlantic hurricane as it begins its journey as an ominous sandstorm in Senegal, heading west across the Atlantic building momentum as it tosses ships on growing swells, then crashes into the jungles of the Caribbean. Ants, lizards, bats, frogs, horses, men, rivers, ocean reefs… all bend before the power of this monsoon turned magnificent. 124 mph winds, 18 cyclones, 12 countries…the hurricane is the film’s main character and the supporting cast consists of the men, women, plants, and animals that it encounters on its journey.
Ready to view in 3D!
The size of the IMAX film is so large that one 40-minute film is approximately 3 miles long!
Discover the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s.
Amazon Adventure 3D traces the extraordinary journey of naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates – the most influential scientist you’ve never heard of – who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his then-controversial theory of natural selection, the scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth.
The amazing Amazon River
About the California Science Center
The California Science Center provides an innovative model for science learning by combining exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning as well as a teacher professional development program.
The Science Center is open to the public seven days a week, 362 days per year, with free general admission to its permanent exhibit galleries.
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037