July 28, 2010
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Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk Splashes into IMAX
Critically Acclaimed Canyon Voyage Film Open at MSC on August 4
The Maryland Science Center will take visitors on an exhilarating whitewater journey down the Colorado River when it begins daily screenings of Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk in the St. John Properties IMAX Theater. Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk explores the issues of global water conservation while taking viewers on the first ever 3D journey through the canyon.
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk is narrated by celebrated actor, filmmaker, and environmentalist Robert Redford who details the global freshwater issues the planet faces today. Throughout the film viewers discover how interconnected humans are to the rivers, lakes, and oceans around them, and strategies for their conservation. The river guides for the cinematic journey include the renowned Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a leading advocate for water conservation and river restoration, his daughter Kick, Wade Davis, an ethno-botanist and author and his daughter Tara, and Shana Watahomigie, who grew up at the Canyon's edge with her Havasupai family. Music by the Grammy Award-winning Dave Matthews Band accompanies the
45-minute river adventure, adding a spiritual mood and complimenting the raw power and beauty of the Colorado River.
Created especially for the IMAX experience, Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk uses the St. John Properties IMAX Theater’s five-story screen and powerful digital surround sound to immerse viewers in the atmosphere of the Grand Canyon’s beauty and scale. The entire film is shot in digital 3D, making the audience feel like they’re taking every twist and turn down the churning and sometimes raging river.
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 in Baltimore is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; a day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton’s Alley. Other attractions include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.