GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE PREMIERES
AT GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
New OMNIMAXģ Film Explores the Importance of Water Conservation
June 22nd, 2009
CLEVELAND (June 22, 2009) Ė Experience the thrill and excitement of traveling through the heart of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River in the new OMNIMAX film Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk, premiering June 27 at Great Lakes Science Center.
Audiences are taken on an exciting river-rafting trip led by two environmental heroes, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Wade Davis. As they travel through breath-taking canyons and raging rapids, they explore issues facing the future of this iconic river and the importance of conserving our planetís most precious resource - water. A stirring score featuring songs and music by the Grammy Award-winning Dave Matthews Band helps to set the mood for this journey that combines science, adventure and family fun to create an engaging story of how ordinary people can make a difference.
The Colorado once flowed freely from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Today, due to excess and inefficient use, as well as the severe drought cycle facing the Southwest, the river is literally shrinking and no longer consistently reaches the sea. Water shortage is a problem that plagues the American Southwest to Africa. The United Nations predicts that by the year 2050, 40% of the world could face life-threatening shortages of clean, fresh water. Grand Canyon Adventure hopes to bring to light these issues in an effort to inspire future generations to be the turning point in this crisis and work toward restoring our planetís waterways.
Also new at Great Lakes Science Center OMNIMAX, coupled with the premiere of its new exhibition Darwin, is Galápagos, opening June 27. The film follows marine biologists as they explore the largely unknown waters of the volcanic archipelago and encounter its unique inhabitants. Discover the place that inspired Darwinís revolutionary theory of evolution on the big screen, then dive deeper into Darwinís world through the fascinating collection of artifacts found in the Darwin exhibition.
Tickets for OMNIMAX films are $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for youth, and $8.50 for seniors. Grand Canyon Adventure runs through January 31 and Galápagos, alongside the Darwin exhibition, runs through September 18th.
For more details please visit the Web site at www.greatscience.com/visit/omnihome.php or call (216) 694-2000.
About the Great Lakes Science Center:
The Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nationís leading science and technology centers, featuring more than 400 hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. The Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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