December 4, 2012
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Maryland Science Center to Show 3D Film “To the Arctic” in IMAX Award Winning Film Narrated by Meryl Streep
Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
The Maryland Science Center invites visitors to experience life at the top of the world when the award-winning IMAX 3D film, To the Arctic, opens in the St. John Properties IMAX Theater on January 2, 2013.
To the Arctic recounts the powerful story of a mother polar bear and her two twin cubs’ expedition through the Arctic wilderness in the midst of a changing climate. Facing rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and diminishing land size, the family must fight to stay together while navigating through the harsh environment.
Moviegoers will discover the most breathtaking regions of the northern-most part of the Earth while witnessing the effects climate change has on its vulnerable habitants. The film educates audiences on the present ecological problems the region is facing through the captivating tale of one small family.
Filming of To the Arctic occurred in the Arctic Summer, when crews could take advantage of the 24-hour daylight to stay on alert to capture the most compelling and dramatic experiences of wildlife and nature. The filmmaking team visited the Arctic seven times over a period of four years, logging a total of eight months on the ice and on the Arctic Sea. Patience, luck and a lot of courage allowed the crews to follow the polar bear family for nearly a week (sometimes as close as 30 feet) and dive into subfreezing water below the surface to observe life under the four-foot thick sea ice.
Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the documentary adventure was awarded Best Film Short Subject and Best Film For Lifelong Learning at the 2012 Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) Achievement Awards.
“To the Arctic” will be shown in the Maryland Science Center’s St. John Properties IMAX Theater Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., additional shows Fridays at 2:00 p.m.a nd 4:00 p.m., Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. starting January 2, 2013. The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For information, and tickets, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton’s Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.