We recently had the opportunity to visit the Cincinnati Museum Center and watch the newest OMINMAX movie, Flight of the Butterflies. Oh my goodness, it was an amazing experience. You just have to take your family to see this film.
I thought I knew about butterflies. You know… caterpillar, cocoon, butterfly. Oh no, they’re so much more than that. And for this film they were able to actually use and MRI to see inside a chrysalis for the first time ever! Butterflies are so much more than caterpillars and cocoons! But, Monarch butterflies. Wow. Now, they are AMAZING! There was so much I didn’t know. The kids and I loved this show and we talked about it for days.
The whole experience was fantastic.
The Cincinnati Museum Center and Union Terminal are just gorgeous anyway so enjoying the architecture, murals and art deco signs is fun.
Watching them run the movies inside the glass room is interesting and the kids thought it was very cool.
Then, we got to meet Mona Monarch who gave the kids cute butterfly tattoos (with the museum center cleverly incorporated as part of the wing).
The kids also each receive seed packets to plant milk weed, to help attract Monarch butterflies to your yard. (The kids have asked me almost every single day since then if we can plant them yet, to help the butterflies….I think it made an impression) :)
The kids also get coloring pages about the Monarch migration and life cycle. And there’s also a station to make origami butterflies on sticks. Very cute. I love the creative attention to detail. Everything the Cincy Museum Center does is like that.
I took my 3 and 5 year old and they were equally mesmerized by the film, (as was I). It was their first OMNIMAX experience and they loved it. The three year old kept trying to reach out and touch the butterflies. It’s amazing and I’m so glad we went.
Here’s what the Museum Center’s website has to say about the movie….
The iconic monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent, with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs’ perilous and extraordinary journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico.
For the first time ever, look inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find their secret hideaway, with the help of citizen scientists across North America. Supported by the National Science Foundation and a high quality educational outreach program, the film interweaves spellbinding natural history with an uplifting human story.
Featuring breathtaking cinematography and an award-winning production team, including Oscar® winner Peter Parks, the film has received consistent rave reviews in independent audience tests across all age groups. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies.
Disclaimer. I was given complimentary tickets to see Flight of the Butterflies for review purposes, my opinions and review of the show are all my own and as always are 100 percent honest.