IMAX Dome Theatre Films
Take a field trip to the outer reaches of space or the depths of the ocean with an IMAX film! Sci-Port's IMAX films are educational, entertaining and relevant to all grade levels (and teachers, too). Think about booking an IMAX adventure when scheduling your field trip. Films average 45 minutes in duration, and Louisiana GLEs are available for each film at www.sciport.org/resources.
Opening Saturday, March 23
A breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world, the documentary film Air Racers provides unique insight into the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. An action-packed, entertaining and visually stunning film, Air Racers is also a unique invitation to discover, from the pits to Reno’s roaring sky, an exceptional world filled with passion, competition and excitement combined with top-notch air show performers, including the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds.
||Born to be Wild
Presented locally by Ridgway's/ARC
Narrated by Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them -- saving endangered species one life at a time. This film transports moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick. Watch as their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.
||To the Arctic
An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.
In the IMAX Library at Sci-Port*
Dolphins have much to teach us about our world, and scientists everywhere are watching and listening. They're discovering where the many kinds of dolphins live and travel; how dolphin families and societies form; how these marine mammals communicate with one another; and sadly, how humans adversely affect their health and mortality. Dolphins is a window into an incredibly complex realm where dolphins are just one citizen of a magnificent water kingdom.
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk follows the great Colorado River as it reveals the most pressing environmental story of our time - the world's growing shortage of fresh water. Join environmental advocates Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Wade Davis as they set out with their daughters, traveling deep into the Grand Canyon and down the river that runs through it. Your pulse will quicken as you are invited to join this thrilling ride downriver through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. With stunning photography and sweeping aerial shots the renowned filmmakers capture all the majesty of the Colorado and The Grand Canyon in the largest film format ever made... Narrated by Academy Award-winning filmmaker, actor and noted environmentalist Robert Redford. Featuring the songs and music from the GRAMMY Award-winning Dave Matthews Band.
Greece: Secrets of the Past
Today's state-of-the-art technology will transport audiences back in time to the dawn of democracy and the birthplace of Western Civilization in MacGillivray Freeman's new adventure of discovery, Greece: Secrets of the Past, which premieres in select IMAX Theatres and other giant screen cinemas beginning February 17, 2006. A sweeping archeological journey back in time, the film sets out on a quest to uncover the buried secrets of one of the world's most enlightened societies -- ancient Greece during the Golden Age -- that for 100 years, from 500 BC to 400 BC, became the center of human thought and creativity and laid many of the foundations for the way we live today.
Hubble enables moviegoers to journey through distant galaxies, explore the mysteries of our celestial surroundings and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. The film offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy.
Hurricane on the Bayou
Go on a breathtaking tour of the Louisiana bayou and the city of New Orleans. Hurricane on the Bayou offers an emotional portrayal of the environmental calamity and the staggering effects of one of the most devastating natural disasters in American history, Hurricane Katrina.
Journey into Amazing Caves
Journey Into Amazing Caves tells the story of Nancy Aulenbach and Dr. Hazel Barton, who share a love for caves and cave exploration. Join these two accomplished cavers as they explore unusual caves, like ice caves in Greenland and underwater caves in the jungles of Mexico, looking for important clues about the Earth's past and microorganisms that inhabit its most extreme environments. On the giant screen, this unique story will transport viewers on an adventure to some of the most extraordinary environments on earth.
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West
It was the dawn of a nation -- a time before the American West became known as the frontier, and little was known about what lay within. Two captains, courageous in spirit and unyielding in their dedication to their mission, led 31 people, including one woman and her infant son, to the Pacific Ocean and back. Audiences will experience the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis and Clark.
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
Exploring the moon was humankind's most incredible journey. Now through the magic of IMAX, you can take that giant leap for yourself. Presented and narrated by Tom Hanks, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon will transport you to the lunar surface to walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there to experience what they saw, heard, felt, thought and did.
Audiences will travel 220 miles above Earth at 17,500 mph to experience Space Station -- the greatest engineering feat since landing a man on the Moon. Space Station is the story of this unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space -- a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars. It is a story of challenges, setbacks and triumphs... and ultimately, the shared international victory of men and women whose dreams exceed the limits of life on this Earth.
The Alps: Climb of Your Life
In 1966, John Harlin II died while attempting Europe's most difficult climb, the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland. 40 years later, his son John Harlin III, an expert mountaineer and the editor of the American Alpine Journal, returns to attempt the same climb.
Tropical Rainforest is a global film which examines the long evolution of the rain forest, the rapid and recent destruction of this habitat as a consequence of human intervention, and the scientific efforts to understand the tropical rain forests even as they disappear. The film captures the incredible diversity of species which have evolved throughout the long history of tropical biology-insects, gaudy frogs, exotic plants and flowers. Species have formed interdependent relationships, all of which are dependent on the trees. With the loss of the forests, thousands of these species will become extinct before they can be discovered.
Under the Sea
Under the Sea transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific region, allowing your students to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.
*Please note: These films are shown by request only and must be booked two weeks prior to showing and require a minimum of 100 seats sold. Please call (318) 424-8660 to ensure a film's availability.
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