Great Lakes Science Center is kicking off the month with a brand new movie in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater (and the return of an all-time favorite), a new slate of themed STEM activities and the extension of the Body Worlds Rx exhibition.
“Titans of the Ice Age” opens in the DOME Theater. This story transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia 10,000 years before modern civilization. Computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life — from saber-toothed cats and giant sloths to the iconic mammoths, giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans. The giant screen reveals the harsh and beautiful kingdom of these titans: an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our ancestors, a time when humans fought for survival alongside majestic woolly beasts.
Shot largely in and around the picturesque Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park, Alaska and the Northern Great Plains, “Titans of the Ice Age” is a vision of a world inhabited by creatures both familiar and exotic. Its narrated by actor Christopher Plummer will show at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, and at noon and 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Titans will rotate on the giant DOME screen with the return of Science Center favorite “Tornado Alley.” Follow Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding scienceadventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of “Tornado Alley” take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. “Tornado Alley” will screen at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
February also kicks off a month dedicated to Extraordinary Engineering! On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month for a special heart dissection family workshop (with an extra session on Thursday nights), a flashlight design challenge workshop, and the Simple Machines Science Show.
The Great Lakes Science Center is also extending the run of Body Worlds Rx until April 3. It tells the story of the inner workings of the human body from organs and muscles to the nervous system and skeletal structures through more than 100 real human specimens preserved through the process of Plastination — and it’s included with the cost of general admission.
More information on the all the movies, activities and exhibits is available at GreatScience.com
The Science Center will be open on Monday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Science Center’s schedule is subject to change, please visit GreatScience.com for up to date hours of operation.