“Oceans: Our Blue Planet at the Museum of Science & Industry” by S.M. O’Connor

Narrated by Academy Award®-winning English actress Kate Winslet, the film Oceans: Our Blue Planet (2018) takes viewers from coastal waters and coral reefs to the ocean deeps.  It debuted in the Museum of Science and Industry’s five-story Giant Dome Theater (formerly the Omnimax® Theater) on Friday, March 16, 2018 and will be screened through Thursday, February 14, 2019 (Saint Valentine’s Day).  Produced by B.B.C. World and OceanX Media, the forty-minute-long film was directed by Mark Brownlow and Rachel Butler.

The film is not included in Museum Entry (general admission) and requires an additional timed-entry ticket.  It is screened daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.  On days with extended hours, the last screening is at 4:30 p.m.  For more information on screenings of Oceans: Our Blue Planet at the M.S.I., visit https://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/giant-dome-theater/oceans-our-blue-planet/.  The Dover Foundation is sponsor of the Giant Dome Theater.

 

BLUE PLANET II _ EP01_One OceanFigure 1 Credit: Rachel Butler, BBC NHU 2016 Caption: Oceans: Our Blue Planet depicts exotic and extreme animals, including this walrus.

Blue Planet II_EP02_The Deep_ScreengrabsFigure 2 Credit: B.B.C. NHU Caption: New technology allows humans to explore farther in the ocean depths than ever before.

Blue Planet II_EP05_Green SeasFigure 3 Credit: B.B.C. NHU Caption: Oceans: Our Blue Planet depicts the largest and least-explored habitat on Earth.

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Museum of Science and Industry reverted to regular hours (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).  On Saturday, October 6, 2018, the M.S.I. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and on the weekend of Saturday, November 17, 2018 and Sunday, November 18, 2018, the M.S.I. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The Museum of Science and Industry will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018) and the First Day of Christmas (Tuesday, December 25, 2018).  Extended hours (9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) will be in play again from Friday, November 23, 2018 to Sunday, November 25, 2018; Saturday, December 1, 2018 and Sunday, December 2, 2018; Saturday, December 8, 2018 and Sunday, December 9, 2018; Saturday, December 15, 2018 and Sunday, December 2016; Saturday, December 22, 2018 and Sunday, December 23, 2018; and Wednesday, December 26, 2018 through Sunday, December 30, 2018.  Check this Webpage and the Museum of Science and Industry’s social media for updates.

EXTENDED HOURS AND EXCEPTIONS

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6, 21018

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Closed

Thanksgiving Day

(Thursday, November 22, 2018)

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Closed

Christmas Day

(Tuesday, December 25, 2018)

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

 

Often stylized as the “Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago” or the “Museum of Science + Industry” the institution is located at the northern end of the Chicago Park District’s Jackson Park, on the south side of 57th Street, between Lake Shore Drive to the east and Cornell Drive to the west, in the East Hyde Park neighborhood of the Hyde Park Community Area (Community Area #41) on the South Side of Chicago.  The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.  The M.S.I. is open every day of the year with two exceptions: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  On most days, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but during peak periods it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The Website is https://www.msichicago.org/ and the phone number is (773) 684-1414.

 

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