I was so excited to take the family to see the new Omnimax movie at the Cincy Museum Center yesterday. A little homeschool field trip! OH YEAH! It was so much fun. The Journey to the South Pacific was a FANTASTIC film!
And it couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m getting some serious cabin fever, here! It’s been such a cold and icy winter. I think it’s the coldest I can remember? I believe the high today is like 10. THERE IS SO MUCH ICE! Making a snowman is impossible. Sledding on solid ice is just plain dangerous. 🙂
But, we got to escape to a warm and tropical paradise for about 45 minutes! The film is set in the beautiful and breathtaking West Papua!
We were feeling so summery that we even went to The Rookwood Ice Cream Parlor for kiddie cones afterwards! A perfect little afternoon escape from winter!
And where else can you eat an ice cream cone next to a giant stuffed polar bear?!
The film is fantastic. It is actually one of my favorite Omnimax films so far.
“Imagine an underwater Eden where exotic marine life flourishes. Home to more than 2,000 species, the South Pacific coral reefs have the most diverse marine ecosystem on the planet. And the people living on the surrounding islands have built a way of life that works in harmony with the ocean waters. How do they do it? Discover the answers and let our OMNIMAX® Theater take you there in our newest film, Journey to the South Pacific.”
“Meet Jawi, a young boy from West Papua who calls this paradise his home. Join him in our OMNIMAX® Theater as he catches a boat trip through the islands and reefs of the South Pacific to teach other children the importance of protecting the ocean and its creatures. As Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett narrates the story, our five-story domed screen will put you right into the action: You’ll swim with sharks and other marine life, celebrate with local islanders and learn about the science and importance of living in balance with our ocean planet.
“An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of protecting the ocean and its inhabitants—above and below the sea.”
My kids loved the whale shark scenes so much! Jawi gets to hand feed the huge whale sharks in the movie and my kids talked about that part all night. If you get a chance to go see the movie, I highly recommend it. Escape a little winter with your family at the Cincy Museum Center soon.
Journey To The South Pacific is shown daily at the Cincinnati Museum Center during the follow times:
Monday-Friday: 1, 2, 3, and 5 p.m.
Friday evening: 7 & 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for children
You can get unlimited Omnimax visits with the new Club Card. A year-round adventure!
For just $25 per adult and $20 per child, our new OMNIMAX® Club Card gets you unlimited access to OMNIMAX® films for 12 months. Simply present your OMNIMAX® Club Card and a photo ID at the Box Office in exchange for your ticket. And you get $1 off discount for companion tickets to the film!
There is always something awesome going on at the museum! You can delve even deeper with the Museum Center’s upcoming insight lectures and curator talks!
“Cincinnati Museum Center’s Insights Lecture Series features local and national experts speaking on a variety of subjects chosen for their relevance and their ability to spark insight and dialogue. All lectures are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted, and most are live-streamed online on Museum Center’s Ustream channel.”
The curator talks for Journey to the South Pacific are at 7:00pm after a special 6:00 pm showing of the film.
“After the film, learn about Cincinnati’s connection to the South Pacific region by attending a free Curator Conversation with Bob Genheimer, Cincinnati Museum Center’s George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology.”
Disclaimer: I was given complimentary tickets to the Omnimax show for review purposes. All opinions are 100 percent my own.