September 8, 2008
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Two New IMAX Films take Viewers to Great Heights
Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa and Fly Me to the Moon
The Maryland Science Center will show two new exciting adventure films in its Fall lineup at the St. John Properties IMAX Theater beginning Friday, September 26, 2008. Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa takes viewers on a treacherous climb to the top of Africa’s most famous peak, while in the animated 3D film Fly Me to the Moon, viewers experience the first moon landing with three stowaway houseflies.
Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa follows five trekkers and their local guide during their climb of over 19,000 feet to the top of Tanzania’s geological gem, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The climbers explore five different climate zones as they brave harsh conditions from the lush lower rainforest to the summit’s windswept arctic glaciers. Viewers will learn about the creation of Kilimanjaro and Africa’s Great Rift Valley through the dramatic, panoramic views on the Maryland Science Center’s five-story IMAX screen.
Fly Me to the Moon launches viewers into outer space to witness America’s first steps on the moon. With voiceovers by famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and celebrities including Tim Curry and Kelly Ripa, the IMAX 3D production follows a trio of housefly friends as they sneak aboard the historic 1969 Apollo 11 lunar flight on their journey to where no bug has gone before.
Fly Me to the Moon and Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa will be shown daily in the St.
John Properties IMAX Theater. Admission for the films may be purchased as part of admission to the Maryland Science Center.
The films will coincide with the Maryland Science Center’s new traveling exhibition
K’NEX: Building Thrill Rides, which uses the popular kids’ building toy as a vehicle for hands-on exploration of the science, math, and technology behind exciting amusement park rides. The exhibition will be open September 28, 2008 until January 4, 2009.
The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For information and tickets, www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225, TDD: 410-962-0223.
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.