Museum of Science’s Mugar Omni Theater Transports Viewers with The Alps

BOSTON — Audiences will scale the breathtaking Swiss Alps when the large-format film The Alps opens in the newly renovated Mugar Omni Theater on February 29, 2008. This powerful film centers on one man’s quest to conquer the infamous North Face of the Eiger. Located at the core of the Alps, the Eiger is one of the world’s most celebrated, yet treacherous peaks. “Against a backdrop of overwhelming beauty, The Alps is a true-life story of extraordinary courage,” says director Stephen Judson. The Alps follows the journey of John Harlin III, who literally follows in his father’s footsteps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Science Center’s Doug King Named to Giant Screen Cinema Association Board of Directors

(ST. LOUIS) The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) has named Saint Louis Science Center President & CEO Doug King to its Board of Directors.

King was one of eight new members appointed this week who join 11 other GSCA Board members. His two-year term begins at the commencement of the European Film Expo board meeting on March 3, 2008. King is the only representative from a Missouri museum or giant screen entity to be selected for the GSCA?s Board of Directors.

Science Center President Doug King notes, “I’m honored to have been chosen to join such a prestigious group of individuals. The other members of the GSCA Board of Directors are all leaders in their respective fields, and within the giant screen industry.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sea Monsters Sighting at the Museum of Science, Boston

Giant-Screen Film Opens on New England’s Only 180-Degree Dome Screen

BOSTON — On December 22, 2007, Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure will open in the newly renovated Mugar Omni Theater at the Museum of Science, Boston. Eighty million years ago, Earth was a very different place. Europe was small group of Islands and places like U.S. Midwest were completely underwater. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure transports viewers back to this world and brings them face to face with the dinosaurs of the deep.

Sea Monsters follows a family of Dolichorhynchops , also known as “Dollies,” as they swim ancient waters inhabited by fascinating creatures like saber-toothed fish, prehistoric sharks, and giant squid. Audiences will discover how scientists have been able to identify the physical and behavioral characteristics of these animals with the help of modern-day technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

Saint Louis Science Center Named one of America’s Most Visited Museums

Science Center is only Missouri Museum Included in Top 25 List from Forbest Traveler

ST. LOUIS – Forbes Traveler has named the Saint Louis Science Center as one of America’s 25 Most Visited Museums. The Science Center is the only Missouri museum to make to list, which is based on 2006 visitor counts, with the Science Center’s totaling more than 1.2 million.

Joining the Saint Louis Science Center on the list are many of the Smithsonian Institute’s 19 museums; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum in New York City; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles; and the Field Museum in Chicago. The American Association of Museums estimates that there are approximately 600 million visits to U.S. museums annually.

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