Science Museum of Minnesota Introduces Omnifest at Home

The Science Museum of Minnesota has closed its doors due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19. And while you might think that means that the Omnitheater is totally out of reach, think again. The Science Museum has made several of its most popular Omnitheater films available for streaming on demand from home.

Bringing the Omnitheater to a Screen Near You

For more than 20 years, the Science Museum has held Omnifest annually. The festival is a smorgasbord of big-screen entertainment. Every year, five different large-format films are shown over the course of five weeks.

This year, the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus has disrupted the regular proceedings, but you can still experience all five of this year’s films from your own home theater. Let’s take a look at the options.

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Dinosaurs Alive!

Dinosaurs Alive! gives you a taste of what it’s like to be a paleontologist. Come along for the ride as they make some fantastic discoveries. Digitally reconstructed dinosaurs give the film some big-budget, Hollywood flair.

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Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Interested in ancient Egyptian history and the archaeologists who study it? Follow a team of researchers as they uncover an unprecedented trove of ancient artifacts. You’ll see the story of the archaeological team and a dramatic reenactment of their find.

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Wild Ocean

In case you didn’t know, Sea World’s closed too. Get the best of both worlds in Wild Ocean. See whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets, and all kinds of fish as they feast on sardines in one of the world’s biggest migration events.

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National Parks Adventure

You’ll be yearning to visit some of the country’s most beautiful national parks after watching National Parks Adventure. Follow three wild explorers as they visit some of America’s most jaw-dropping attractions and experience them in some unexpected ways.

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The Living Sea

The Living Sea explores the connection between humankind and a foreign underwater world. With a soundtrack by Sting, the film is relaxing and serene. Let yourself fall beneath the waves and see some unimaginable wonders.


Looking for more to do at home? Check out First Avenue’s nightly concerts on Facebook Live!


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