Cincinnati OMNIMAX – Journey to Space

Journey to Space is the new film at the Cincinnati OMNIMAX.  It begins with early achievements of the space program and covers 30 years of the discoveries and history made including Hubble and the international space station.  It goes through things currently being worked on to make long-term space travel possible and ends with plans to send astronauts to live on Mars.

I enjoyed seeing the new suit designs and hearing about the issues with the old ones. My husband loves any film about space so he was very happy.  He said “It was well done. It awed which is what space is all about.” Ivy, our 14-year-old, was on the fence.  She said the beginning was good but she found the parts about planning for Mars kind-of boring. Isabella, our 5-year-old, was polite but bored stiff.  She did much better at the beginning when there were videos of shuttles taking off and things collected by Hubble. When they began the prep work for Mars she was over it.  We also took my sister this time. She found it relaxing. Perhaps too relaxing…When the credits began we realized she was asleep.

All in all, this was not one of our favorites.  If your children are covering space exploration for school or if you would like to touch on it for homeschooling, this film is for you. If you have a child that is interested in astronauts or space, has a decent attention span, and is old enough to understand the importance of a trip to Mars, they may enjoy this. This film is definitely more directed at adults and teens.

Details

  • 45 minutes long
  • Adults $7.50
  • Children $5.50
  • $25 per person to join the OMNIMAX club for unlimited films for 1 year
  • www.cincymuseum.org
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