SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE
TO PREMIERE AT GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
New OMNIMAX® Film Dives into Lost World of Marine Reptiles
October 28th, 2009
CLEVELAND (October 28, 2009) – Experience a remarkable journey into the mysterious world of the dinosaurs of the sea in the OMNIMAX film Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, premiering November 2 at Great Lakes Science Center.
Audiences discover the breathtaking, yet relatively unexplored, world of the “other dinosaurs,” those reptiles that lived beneath the water during the Cretaceous period. Narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Liev Schreiber, the film follows a family of Dolichorhynchops (“Dollies”) as they traverse ancient waters populated with astonishing inhabitants such as the Styxosaurus, creatures with 20-foot long necks and paddle-like fins as large as an adult human, and the monstrous Tylosaurus, a predator with no enemies.
Set to an original score by longtime musical collaborators Richard Evans, David Rhodes and Peter Gabriel, the film also explores the fascinating science behind what we know. The story combines wonder and fun to explain how paleontologists deduce facts from fossils.
The Cretaceous world was very different from the Earth today. Eighty million years ago, places such as Kansas were at the bottom of a great inland sea that divided North America in two. A warmer climate meant more of the globe was submerged — Europe was just a smattering of islands, much of Asia was underwater and a shallow ocean engulfed nearly all of Australia. On this sodden sphere, cold-blooded seagoing reptiles flourished, and as these ocean giants died, their skeletons were left in locations that are now high and dry. Scientists today are working to piece together these skeletal clues to gain insight into this prehistoric world that vanished so long ago.
Tickets for OMNIMAX films are $9.95 for adults, $7.95 for youth, and $8.95 for seniors. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure runs through spring 2010.
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 nation’s leading science and technology centers, featuring hundreds of 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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