NEW OMNIMAX® FILM, BORN TO BE WILD, OPENS AT MSI
Journey to the depths of Kenya and Borneo in an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals in Born to be Wild, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s (MSI) new Omnimax® film.
Showing at Chicago’s only five-story, domed Omnimax Theater, Born to be Wild documents the story of orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving one endangered species at a time.
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film weaves together spectacular IMAX cinematography. Travel through lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and across the breathtaking Kenyan savannah with elephant expert Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.
Opens Tuesday, May 29, 2012; Daily show times: 10 a.m., noon, and 2 and 4 p.m.
Omnimax films are not included in general admission and require an additional, timed-entry ticket: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors; $6 for children (ages 3-11). General admission to the Museum is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for children 3-11. City of Chicago residents a general admission discount
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)
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Journalists interested in screening the film, please contact Marilyn Stein at marilyn.stein(at)msichicago.org.
About the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive science experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. Through groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to Live Science Experiences that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), MSI offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to the Museum’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! MSI is open 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered during peak periods. The Museum is supported in part through the generosity of the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, find MSI online at msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago area.
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- Baby Elephants
- Young elephants require several gallons of milk a day, over a 20-year period. [Photo copyright ©2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Photo: Drew Fellman.]
- Fun-loving Orangutans
- Orangutans can mimic and learn behavior by observing their caretakers. [Photo copyright ©2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Photo: Drew Fellman.]
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