About two years ago we took a trip to the Liberty Science Center, north of us in New Jersey. It was a lot of fun, as well as very educational and interesting. From time to time the folks at the Center email me with news. Right now they’ve opened one new attraction and announced a new movie. If you’re looking for a break from the cold and an interesting way to spend a day, go to the Center and check out the Touch Tunnel and, starting March 18, a giant screen film called Tornado Alley. I’m hoping to get up to the Center to check these out soon.
The Touch Tunnel
The Touch Tunnel is a mysterious, pitch-black, crawl-through maze. Can you make it through, navigating without using your eyes? Exploring an unknown environment in the dark brings into focus just how much we rely on sight, giving a new appreciation of this important sense.
Hold onto your seats for Tornado Alley, a film starring the Sean Casey from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers and the VORTEX2 weather research team. They’ll take you straight into the heart of a monster tornado, one of the world’s most elusive and destructive weather phenomena. You’ll be blown away by the dramatic story and outstanding images of massive storms. Data gathered by storm chasers and scientists help us better understand and predict tornadoes, helping to save countless lives and property. Tornado Alley is a co-production of Giant Screen Films and Graphic Films, in collaboration with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.
Liberty Science Center is the only theater in the region to be showing this film at its premiere. Seen on a screen 88 feet high, it’s as close as you’ll ever want to be to a massive twister.
Check out this great trailer.
On Saturday, March 19, guests will be able to see one of the VORTEX 2 Doppler trucks at LSC, and meet the weather experts who helped make this outstanding film, full of drama, powerful beauty, and yes, science.
Hours: Tornado Alley will show daily at 10:15, 12:15 and 2:15 with an extra show at 4:15 on weekends and holidays. Ticket prices.
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