When was the last time you felt completely mesmerized? Once you are no longer a kid that feeling does not happen very often, but we are going to tell you here about something that will make you marvel and feel that elusive child-like excitement once again.
Take yourself to the California Science Center, just 20 minutes south and west from Pasadena, between now and December 24 to watch the 40-minute IMAX movie called “Flight of the Butterflies 3-D.” This film, which portrays real life events, will amaze you at first sight. Last night, on its first showing, the audience gasped in amazement the minute the movie began.
“Flight of the Butterflies” won every possible award in its category because it not only has an incredible, exciting, heart-warming story but it is delivered with gorgeous cinematography. Watching it you will find yourself surrounded by monarch butterflies in a virgin green world of trees, and then you may catch yourself smiling, with your mouth open in awe, perhaps even making a face most often seen on a thrilled five-year-old.
And you will never ever forget about milkweed, the plant, which you most likely know nothing about right now, correct? But that will change.
Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism put together an opening night event, complete with a mariachi that welcomed the audience, and margaritas, ceviche, tacos, and the like, served right under our beloved spaceship, the Endeavor. Why Mexico? Because it is one of the three countries that the monarch butterflies migrate to and from, along with the United States and Canada, and because it has the location where a very important scientific hypothesis was confirmed. But we won’t tell you much more. Go see the film!When you go, check out the Endeavor and the other exhibits as well. It’s not even an expensive deal. The movie ranges from $5 to $8.25 and the exhibits are free. It’ll take a bit of driving, but this movie is worth the trip. It’s only 40-minutes long, but 40-minutes of fabulous!
Check www.californiasciencecenter.org for all details.
PHOTOS: Dena Burroughs