Sunday, May 05, 2002

Goodall's chimps swing in to Omnimax




By Margaret A. McGurk mmcgurk@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        A big-screen film and exhibit about one of the world's most famous scientists is coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center this fall. Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees Omnimax film and accompanying exhibit open at the museum center Oct. 12.

        The film was shot at Dr. Goodall's principal research site, Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where she has spent decades studying the animal most closely related to humans. Her work among wild animals began in 1957 when, at 23, she first visited Kenya.

        Dr. Goodall narrates much of the film, which includes archival footage and computer animation as well as current scenes in Gombe.

        The exhibit includes several areas, including one that explores the relationship between humans and primates, another — called Chimp Forest — offers visitors a chance to understand how chimpanzees live.

        The film will run through Feb. 14, 2003.

        Following the current Omnimax attraction, Shackleton's Arctic Adventure, the museum center theater will present Bears, a big-screen look at grizzlies, polar bears and black bears June 8 through Oct. 11.

        Admission to the Omnimax theater is $6.75 for adults, $5.75 for seniors 60 and older, $4.75 for children ages 3 through 12, and free for children 2 and under.

        For tickets and directions, call 287-7000 or (800) 733-2077, or visit www.cincymuseum.org.

       



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