Tornado Alley 3D


Location: Phipps IMAX Theater, Level 2

Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature's most dramatic phenomena in Tornado Alley 3D. Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, for this heart-pounding science adventure.

Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale-force winds, torrential rains, and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley will take you on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado's destructive power at point-blank range.


January 27 - April 19, 2012
Sun-Thurs: 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat:  10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

April 20 - July 12, 2012
Sun-Thurs: 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

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