Secrets of the Universe
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Stephen Low takes audiences on an exciting science journey to Geneva, Switzerland, home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is the largest and most expensive machine ever built to witness an experiment which takes you back to within a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. Brilliantly executed computer graphics will illustrate the enormously powerful collider as protons rush at virtually the speed of light to a collision that duplicates the conditions of the start of the Universe. Secrets of the Universe will have you join physicist Dr. Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez and his team of scientists who are attempting to verify new theories about the very nature of atoms which could possibly lead to insights that could someday enable new clean energy solutions, or other planet saving ideas. Secrets of the Universe arrives June 17th in Science Spectrum’s OMNI Theater.
Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas
The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success. One of the greatest engineering feats in the history of warfare, the modern Nimitz-class carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet. With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the USS Ronald Reagan alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there. Rarely has there been a topic so visually suited and compelling for giant screen theaters. See Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Seas coming May 27th to Science Spectrum’s OMNI Theater.
Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure
For the full bug experience, visitors can also take in a screening of the film Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure showing in the OMNI Theater during the run of the World of Giant Bugs! exhibit. Film viewers will explore the extraordinary hidden world of insects, where a leaf weighs more than a car, rain drops feel like exploding hand grenades and a blade of grass soars like a skyscraper. Shot on location in the Borneo rainforest, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure brings the beautiful and dangerous universe of its tiny stars up close and personal with cutting-edge technology that magnifies them up to 250,000 times their normal size. Don’t miss this unforgettable, stunning film that reveals the dramatic, savage and awe-inspiring lives of these fascinating creatures.
Sea Turtles are some of the most majestic and ancient creatures on Earth. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining healthy marine food webs. Not only do these friendly animals captivate us as they peacefully glide through the ocean, but their personal journeys of survival are equally fascinating.
These remarkable reptiles will traverse thousands of kilometers of open ocean for as long as 50 years and then, from half a world away, migrate, with mysterious precision, back to the very beach where they were born – to lay egg that are the foundation of the next generation.