The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is currently showing “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure” and “Dinosaurs Alive!” on its Omnimax Theater.
“Sea Monsters,” a film by National Geographic, brings together discoveries of ancient water creatures in this high resolution photorealistic animation. To see the trailor, synopsis, and show times, go here. This film is playing seven days a week until May 22, 2008.
“Dinosaurs Alive!” combines historical footage and fossil evidence with today’s technology, and uses CGI to bring dinosaurs to life. Click here for the trailor, synopsis, and show times. It is also playing seven days a week through October 9, 2009.
The Museum of Science and Industry normally opens Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It opens every day except Christmas. The museum has gone through a series of renovations, and now has several new and improved exhibits on cutting edge science. For example, the “baby chick” exhibit is now part of a DNA/genetics exhibit. Newer exhibits include “Earth Revealed”–a permanent exhibit that looks at our planet Earth as a living system, and “The Glass Experience”–a temporary exhibit that looks at glass from the artistic, historical, and technological standpoint. http://www.msichicago.org/