IMAX laser at the California Science Center by Sonia Kang | October 16 2017, 0 Comments

As a mom of 4 it's difficult to be everywhere all the time. When possible, I love to break up the kids and give them each 1:1 mommy time. It's important to my husband and I to try and provide quality time with them.

 

This Sunday was one of those wonderful days where my girls were able to hang with mom and dad, without their bros. 

We were excited to attend the opening of the IMAX laser theater at the California Science Center.

The girls were able to do arts and crafts in preparation for the upcoming movies. Ava made a hurricane using glue and cotton.

Bree was more interested in the huge yellow snake hanging on a brave lady.

We were ushered into the theatre where we learned a bit about the wonderful IMAX upgrades.

Then it was time to put on our 3D glasses and settle in to watch the first movie.

AMAZON ADVENTURE 3D

Discover the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s.

 

Amazon Adventure 3D traces the extraordinary journey of naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates - the most influential scientist you’ve never heard of – who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his then controversial theory of natural selection, the scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth.

Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates’ endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.

This was a fantastic movie that even the youngest of the children in the audience were able to sit through. My girls learned a great deal and loved seeing nature up close. 

They told me they felt like they were in the Amazon along with Mr. Bates.

Incredible feeling. It made learning about science and nature fun!

 

After a short "bio break" we grabbed a couple of bags of popcorn and soda pop and got ready for the last movie of the event.

 HURRICANE 3D
This is the true story of a 15,000-kilometer journey in the footsteps of one of the most devastating natural events on our planet: the Atlantic Hurricane.
 
Filmmakers teamed up with NASA to follow the footsteps of the Atlantic hurricane as it begins its journey as an ominous sandstorm in Senegal, heading west across the Atlantic building momentum as it tosses ships on growing swells, then crashes into the jungles of the
Caribbean.
The film’s main character and the supporting cast consists of the men, women, plants and animals that it encounters on its journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This film was as amazing as it was eye opening. 

With the timing of this release to the reality following the devastation of Huricanes Maria and Irma, it was hard not to feel for those left behind to pick up their lives.
As a family we have already been collecting items and donating to those affected by the latest hurricanes and earthquakes in places like Florida, Houston and Puerto Rico but this film brought it more to life for us. 
Both films were wonderful and we recommend children and families to attend. I also encourage families to talk about what they see in the films.
Encourage questioning and exploring one's interests in science like in Amazon Adventure and empathy for others facing natural occurrences like in Hurricane.
All very helpful life lessons we talked about on our drive home...to pick up their brothers.  

 

Giving back

From opening day, October 11, until October 31, the California Science Center in partnership with nWave Pictures Distribution will donate a dollar from each ticket sale for Hurricane 3D to the One America Appeal, to help hurricane victims.

Disclosure

This is part of a collaboration with California Science Center and Boutique Publicity, however, all opinions are my own.