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To the Arctic 3D
An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure “To The Arctic 3D” tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks. Film website.

The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea
Travel through underwater cities and marvel at our ocean’s stunning miracles with the IMAX Experience, The Last Reef 3D. We often think of reefs as far off, exotic spectacles with no connection to our world. The Last Reef 3D takes you on a journey which reveals that although some reefs may be far in distance, every reef is a city living beneath the sea with a parallel existence to ours. With advanced underwater film techniques The Last Reef 3D captures the beauty and mystery of our world’s reef ecosystem. Marvel at brilliant tropical fish, billowing schools of jellyfish, and other vibrant sea life while embarking on this underwater adventure. Join us on a journey through Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, as well as other remarkable reef locations, and take advantage of your opportunity to see these natural seascapes as they have never been seen before. Film website.

Skyfall: The IMAX Experience
We welcomed Mr. James Bond into the world of cinema in 1962 with Sean Connery as Bond in Dr. No. 50 years later, we greet the 23rd adventure in the Bond series, Skyfall. Directed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig plays the swanky spy in the longest running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond is placed under fire as his loyalty to M is tested by secrets from her past. When MI6 falls under attack, Bond is forced to seek out and eliminate the threat regardless of the cost to himself. Mr. Bond is infamous for getting the job done, regardless of the personal costs. Experience 007’s latest mission in Skyfall, packed with action, drama—and of course romance.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey An IMAX 3D Experience
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first film in the two-part fantasy adventure series directed by Peter Jackson. The film, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit will act as a prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the inquisitive hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, travels to the Lonely Mountain. Led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield, and accompanied with a group of dynamic Dwarves, they set out to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor stolen from the dragon Smaug. While journeying to the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo and his gaggle encounter a series of treacherous adventures. Faced with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers, the group’s determination is put to the test. Along the way Bilbo meets Gollum, a creature that will alter his life for eternity. Bilbo Baggins discovers immense guile and courage that surprise even him, and also gains possession of Gollum's irreplaceable ring. The simple gold ring is united with the destiny of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to fathom. Film website.


GECKOS: Tails to Toepads
On display through January 6, 2013
The Geckos—Tails to Toepads traveling exhibit introduces visitors to the remarkable diversity of lizards with engaging interactives and living examples from around the world. Lush, naturalistic habitats draw audiences into the geckos’ realm. The gecko habitats re-create natural environments in astonishing detail. State-of-the-art controls provide lighting, humidity, temperature, and water quality to meet the needs of these delicate creatures. Visitors can experience gecko night vision, listen to gecko voices, learn unusual facts from gecko experts, try to spot camouflaged geckos, and build a custom gecko for various environments. The exhibition also presents cutting edge science, from the race to catalog and classify gecko diversity to unraveling the mysteries of gecko adhesion. Sponsored locally by Leo Goodwin Foundation.


Math Midway Traveling Exhibit Opens
Opens Friday, January 25, 2013
Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. The Math Midway is a traveling exhibition, created by an energetic group of math enthusiasts working to establish America's only museum of mathematics. The Math Midway exhibition provides an interactive, hands-on tour of mathematical concepts, using a carnival style. The individual exhibits include exciting and surprising activities that relate mathematical principles to games and events you would find at a typical carnival, fair, or circus.


Citizen Science
December 28-30, 2012
Become a citizen scientist by reporting rainfall, counting local birds, searching for frogs and tracking the temperature of sea turtle nests. Learn how everyday people can get involved in the scientific process and help collect data that can shape our future.

Science Inside Us
December 31, 2012 through January 6, 2013
The human body is amazing. Use your senses to compete for prizes and learn about the truly gross things your body does. Examine DNA, and explore how your joints, muscles, organs and nerves can keep you safe, help you stay active and even make you dance.

Fossil Fun
January 4-6, 2013
Dig in to an ancient world where hordes of giant mammals roamed our state. Where Megalodons hunted in shallow seas and fossilized coral has shaped the land. Create a shark tooth necklace, meet local fossil experts and learn about what it takes to become a paleontologist.

Design Nation
January 18-21, 2013
Design Nation is back and better than ever! Put on your engineering hat and build a contraption to protect an egg from being smashed to bits, construct a massive Science City and design an amazing kinetic sculpture.

Math Midway
January 26 & 27, 2013
Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit Math Midway with fun games and contests that will sharpen your brain. Exercise your mind to become an unbeatable mathlete with contests about time, shapes, patterns, mass and volume.

Flight of the Butterflies
February 9 & 10 & 16-18, 2013
Take flight over two full weekends with the newest IMAX film Flight of the Butterflies! Become an expert entomologist and create a butterfly garden of your very own to attract butterflies to your yard. Help us release these beautiful animals in Science Park.

Ladybug Release
March 9 & 10, 2013
Ladybugs are invading the Museum! Bug out with these cute little creatures and discover the tiny and diverse world of insects. Join us in Science Park to release thousands of ladybugs!

Museum Camp Adventures are designed to give students entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning. For more information, visit CAMPS page.


Fridays: 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Planning a birthday party at the Museum of Discovery and Science is a piece of cake! Just say the word and we'll put the wheels in motion for a birthday party that your birthday child will always remember. For more information, visit BIRTHDAY PARTIES page.

Bring your group to the Museum for an exciting overnight adventure. You can select from great adventures or work with our program staff to create an evening of fun just for your special group. For more information, visit CAMP INS page.




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