It’s hard not to notice the Science Center’s big dome. This dome, known as the Omnimax, is used for projecting many movies. One show currently playing is titled “Mysteries of the Great Lakes.”
“I heard it was very interesting, a must see!” audience member Bill Higgins said.
The “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” is a way to experience the Great Lakes like never before: on the Omnimax screen. It has a 15,000 watt sound system and film ten times larger than a regular theater.
“The technical aspects like the broad screen and surround sound makes you feel like you’re there,” Higgins said.
This movie not only informs viewers of the history of the Great Lakes, but also raises awareness about the different animals that are near extinction due to pollution of the Lakes’ waters by the human race, and what measures can be taken to stop it.
“It’s very educational, very informative, and interesting to see on the big screen,” usher Brittany Tabor said.
The video focuses primarily on the nearly-extinct sturgeon that lives in the Great Lakes. The sturgeon has been in the lakes for 150 million years, and has depreciated by 99 percent in the last 200 years. Most of them were wiped out when the Europeans came over and burned them for fuel. Now biologists are trying to save the sturgeons by gathering eggs and relocating them to eight different rivers in the Lakes.
“It’s very enlightening and informative,” Higgins said. “It touches on a subject people don’t know a lot about.”
The show is aimed towards an adult audience, but the featured wildlife has made it an enjoyable event for younger age groups and families too.
“I think it’s for all ages,” audience member Jason Cole said. “My son loved it and he is three.”
This show will remain at the Science Center through April 16. Admission is set at $8 for adults and $7 for kids and is being played at different times between 9:30 a.m-5 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. on weekends. On Tuesdays senior citizens can view the show for $5.
“It’s not boring at all,” audience member Atlas said. “I always recommend people to see it.”