The latest IMAX Melbourne Museum release Hidden Universe 3D is not only impressive for it’s fabulous content – it’s extra special as it’s one of Australia’s few contributions to IMAX cinema and it was made by Swinburne University.
When: Various sessions daily, click here for times
Where: IMAX Melbourne Museum, Rathdowne Street CARLTON
Cost: Adult $18, child $13.50, family of four $55, click here for more details
At 45 minutes in length this film will suit school children and younger ones (who are happy to sit that long and are interested in outer space).
During the film we meet two different astronomers and learn about their field of study (deep space) and the super telescopes they use (the two biggest in the world). We see an array of stunning footage rarely seen (and we get to see it on the worlds second biggest IMAX screen – yes that’s the Melbourne Museum IMAX) from galaxies on the edge of time/space to detailed images of Mars.
The 3D effects are pretty standard (nothing too surprising here) and as all the images from space are 2D converted to 3D it’s not quite as impressive once we leave earth. FYI there is one bit of footage of a satellite up close but no rockets (just in case your little ones are expecting rockets and astronauts!).
Visually beautiful and filled with interesting facts – I think this would highly appeal to anyone with an interest in space, astronomy and/or science.