Museum of Science and Industry

Member Omnimax Film Festival 2011

February 26, 2011

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • February 26, 2011
  • Time:
  • 6:00 PM
  • Location:
  • Lower Level, Omnimax Theater
    Museum Map
  • Tickets:
  • This event requires a ticket for entry.
  • Cost:
  • Member adult: $40
    Member child (under 18): $30. [Non-member guests (limit 2 per membership):
    Adult guests: $46
    Child guests: $36]

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

Four big-screen films, one big night.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see a favorite Omnimax film, catch one you may have missed or experience the premiere of a film on the big screen! Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages before and between movies.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The evening's films include:


Volcanoes of the Deep Sea reveals the astounding sights that lie 12,000 feet below the surface of the ocean, while delivering a real-life tale of mystery as scientists search for an animal that may be one of Earth's greatest survivors—an ancient species that is decorating the deep sea floor with its strange hexagonal trademark.

7:00 p.m. - FIGHTER PILOT

Fighter Pilot focuses on the experience of a fighter pilot (Captain John Stratton) participating in Red Flag, a demanding, high-tech air combat exercise that prepares U.S. and Allied pilots for the realities of war. The film takes audiences behind-the-scenes of the Red Flag exercise, follows an Air Force training mission over the Nevada desert and reveals the special teamwork that allows pilots to succeed and survive under pressure.

8:00 p.m. - BEAVERS

Beavers explores the life and rich aquatic habitat of one of nature's greatest engineers. Set in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the film follows the story of a family of beavers as they grow, play and transform the world around them.

9:00 p.m. - SUPER SPEEDWAY

Buckle up. Super Speedway delves into the death-defying drama of Indy car racing and weaves together the stories of some of the masters of the high-speed track. Super Speedway puts audiences in the cockpit of an Indy car and catapults them into world championship auto racing action at mind-bending speeds in excess of 230 miles per hour.


Tickets for this member event, including all four films, are $40 for member adults and $30 for member children (under 18). Non-member guests (limit two per membership) are $46 for guest adults and $36 for guest children. Reserve your tickets for this event online or by calling (773) 684-1414.

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

Museum Hours
  • through January 3
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * 12/24, 12/31, 1/1—closing 4 p.m.;
    Closed on Christmas Day
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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