Museum of Science and Industry

Rocky Mountain Express

October 7, 2011 - May 28, 2012

Omnimax Essentials

This Omnimax Theater performance is suitable for all ages.
40 min.
Lower Level, Omnimax Theater
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This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.

Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the young Canadian Dominion’s first transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking western vistas, archival photographs and maps and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in an era of ingenuity and struggle and a region of stunning natural beauty.

Jump on the restored Empress locomotive on a journey through the Canadian Rockies and discover the heroic human drama and epic engineering involved in shaping a nearly impossible transcontinental railway link!


Daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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