Museum of Science and Industry

Member Omnimax Film Festival 2014

February 22, 2014

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • February 22, 2014
  • Time:
  • 5:30 PM
  • Location:
  • Lower Level, Omnimax Theater
    Museum Map
  • Tickets:
  • This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.
  • Cost:
  • Option 1 - All four films
    Members: adults $40, children (under 18): $30. Non-members: adults $45, children $35.
    Option 2 - First two films
    Members: adults $25, children $20. Non-members: adults $30, children $25.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
See description for showtimes.

Four big-screen films, one big night.

Join us for an unbelievable lineup featuring three films being screened exclusively for the festival and a sneak preview of Flight of the Butterflies!  Enjoy complimentary snacks, hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages before and between movies.

6 p.m. - RIDE AROUND THE WORLD - One Night Only!

7 p.m. - EXTREME - One Night Only!

8 p.m. - JOURNEY TO MECCA - One Night Only!

Journey to Mecca tells the story of a young scholar who leaves Tangier in 1325 on an epic journey, traveling alone from his home in Morocco to reach Mecca, some 3,000 miles to the east. Battuta’s perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century. Narrated by Ben Kingsley.

9 p.m. - FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES - Sneak Preview!

Catch a sneak preview of this entrancing story of the monarch butterfly, which opens February 28 at MSI. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award-winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies. Directed by Mark Slee.

Please note that some films on the schedule recently changed due to distribution issues.


Option 1: All four films:
Member adult: $40
Member child (under 18): $30
Non-member adults: $45
Non-member children: $35

Option 2: First two films:
Member adult: $25
Member child: $20
Non-member adults: $30
Non-member children: $25

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum on the day of the event. You may also register by phone at (773) 684-1414 during Museum hours.

The rest of the Museum will be closed during the Film Festival. Sorry, this event is non-refundable.

Museum Hours
  • through December 20:
    Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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