Journey to the Top of the World When To The Arctic Arrives at Museum's Mugar Omni Theater on April 20

April 17, 2012

BOSTON, April 17, 2012 - Through the power of IMAX®, audiences will be transported to one of the most remote and spectacularly beautiful places in the world and experience an emotional story of love, family and hope, when the documentary adventure To The Arctic comes to the Mugar Omni Theater on April 20, 2012.

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world as few people have ever seen it, To The Arctic tells a compelling tale of survival, with global implications.

"Warner Bros. and IMAX share our commitment to bring audiences the highest quality documentary films that entertain and inspire," said director Greg MacGillivray. "The film's universal themes of love, hope and the power of family, as set against the back drop of the breathtaking Arctic, is sure to capture the imagination of audiences everywhere."

Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

"The Museum's Omni presentations provide our visitors with high-quality science content, while also fully immersing them in some of the most inspiring locations throughout the world," said Paul Fontaine, Museum vice president of education. "We're thrilled to feature To The Arctic and provide our guests with the opportunity to experience the region's spectacular landscape, as well as an amazing tale of survival in the Arctic's unforgiving environment."

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX® Filmed Entertainment present a MacGillivray Freeman Film, "To The Arctic," a One World One Ocean presentation, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray ("The Living Sea," "Dolphins"). Filmed in 15/70mm IMAX®, "To The Arctic" is written and edited by Stephen Judson ("Everest"), and produced by Shaun MacGillivray ("Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk"). The musical score is by Steve Wood, with songs by Paul McCartney.

The film has been rated G and has a run time of 40 minutes.

The Mugar Omni Theater is New England's only IMAX® Dome theater, and continues to provide visitors with some of the world's most awe-inspiring experiences via its five-story-high screen and heart-thumping surround sound system. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Museum's Omni Theater has welcomed more than 17 million visitors, transporting them to some of the world's most wondrous places.

To The Arctic is sponsored by MathWorks. Admission to the Mugar Omni Theater is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (60 +) and $8 for children (3-11).For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 617-723-2500, 617-589-0417 (TTY) or visit the Museum's web site at

About the Museum of Science

One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum's "Science Is an Activity" exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy®'s engineering curricula have reached 35,500 teachers and close to 3 million students nationwide. The Museum has also: been recognized by Boston and Cambridge for its energy and sustainability efforts; named an Employer of Choice by Work Without Limits, a Massachusetts disability employment initiative; is Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England Readers' Choice" for Cultural Attraction in Science; and is El Planeta's Best Tourist Attraction for the Massachusetts Latino population. Visit and follow the Museum on social media at and @museumofscience on Twitter.

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