Have you been working on the railroad, all the livelong day? Have you been working on the railroad, just to pass the time away? If the answer is no, would you like to experience at least a little bit of what it must have been like for the early railroading pioneers? If the answer is yes, then the AutoNation IMAX Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is the place to be. Starting on September 20 and running through May 31, 2014, the Rocky Mountain Express will be rolling into town, offering visitors an “extraordinary IMAX experience that just doesn’t lose steam.”
Sponsored locally by TD Bank, Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building Canada’s first transcontinental railway. Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine CP 2816, the audience is transported back to the age of steam.
“Rocky Mountain Express is unlike any other film we have shown at the AutoNation IMAX Theater. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking vistas of the west, archival photographs and maps providing moviegoers with a one-of-a- kind experience,” said Kim Cavendish, President and CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science.
Museum visitors can also enjoy train themed activities on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., which are included in exhibit admission. These activities include;
- Explore the Florida Citrus Model Train Society model train display
- Build your very own mini bridge using every day recycled materials
- Listen to a reading of The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
- Make your very own train whistle and create an edible train
- Enjoy the tunes of Senior Moments The Unforgettable band
For more information on the weekend festivities visit . To purchase advance tickets for Rocky Mountain Express call 954.713.0930 or visit the theater website for show times.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. General Admission prices are $19 for adults; $18 seniors; $15 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one classic IMAX movie. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.
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