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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens April 4 at MOSI's IMAX DOME Theatre

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On Friday, April 4, visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa are invited to go on a journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar , which highlights the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers, lemurs, is narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman in Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, a breathtaking new giant screen adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures MOSI’s IMAX DOME Theatre is the only place in theTampa Bay area that Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is playing.

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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar reteams Freeman, who has one of the most distinctive voices in the movie business, with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX documentary spectacle Born to Be Wild. David Douglas serves as director of the film, which features trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright, an expert on lemurs and the wildlife of Madagascar.

These spectacular creatures arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species, but are now highly endangered. Now, these strange and adorable creatures need our help to survive in the modern world.

The IMAX® release of Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

For information on tickets and show times, please call 813-987-6000.

MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology, and is home to the only IMAX® DOME Theatre in the state of Florida . With a total size of more than 400,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States . Learn through play inside Kids In Charge! the largest Children’s Science Center in the nation; The Amazing You—a 13,000 square-foot exhibition on health and wellness; or Disasterville, featuring Bay News 9 WeatherQuest, which combines education and 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on the science behind natural disasters. Conquer your fears on MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course, featuring 35 elements on a 12 – 36 foot high, multilevel structure, or soar 700 feet on the Sky Trail Zip Line. Budding inventors can Dream It – Make It – Do it in MOSI’s new technology playground & inventor’s studio, Idea Zone, and preschoolers can experiment with friction and collision physics in Slippery Science, a PNC Passport to Science – Grow Up Great Initiative. Additionally, MOSI recently unveiled its newest exhibition Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by NASA, where guests can travel to the moon to operate a lunar colony. MOSI is the proud winner of the 2009 National Medal for Museums by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for museums.

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