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Larger-Than-Life Adventures: Omnifest 2015


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Ever wanted to travel to a galaxy billions of light years away? Go on a rescue training mission with the Coast Guard? How about take a journey to the Namib Desert? It’s possible at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Now through Feb. 19, the museum is hosting its annual film festival, Omnifest, presenting five rotating films in a larger-than-life way on its 90-foot domed screen—one of only four of its kind in the world—putting you closer to the battlefront, cosmos, sea, dynamic landscapes, and butterflies, than you ever thought possible.

D-Day: Normandy 1944 pays tribute to the largest Allied operation of World War II, while Hubble offers incredible images of the cosmos, from our celestial area to galaxies far, far, away, and is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. Two other famous entertainers, Meryl Streep and Sting, lend their voices to The Living Sea, in which you’ll meet humpback whales, jellyfish, and other ocean inhabitants while accompanying the Coast Guard. In The Greatest Places you’ll have the chance to travel to seven of the world’s most impressive landscapes, including Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau, South America’s Iguazu Falls and Amazon River, the icebergs of Greenland, sand dunes of the Namib Desert, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the island of Madagascar. Finally, in Flight of the Butterflies, you’ll meet a Canadian scientist whose life’s work is to unravel the mystery of the overwintering location of the monarchs.

This variety of films offers something for all ages and interests, making it a perfect family-day escape from the cold.

Omnifest tickets: First film: $8 adults, $7 children and seniors, free for Science Museum members. Get a 15 percent discount on each additional film purchased for that same day.

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