The Museum of Science, Boston has partnered with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment to create a new 4-D Theatre experience.
Set to open in August 2014, the new 4-D Theater will offer both educational and fun films including Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience, Dora & Diego's 4-D Adventure and Happy Feet 4-D Experience. The immersive 4D experience will feature special effects like wind, water misting, blowing snow, bubbles, scents and even a tap on the back.
Jonathan Burke, vice president for visitor experience and operations, said, “We are always seeking new experiences to offer our visitors, and we are thrilled to bring the 4-D Theater to the Greater Boston community. In each film, viewers will be transported to new and exciting places, while also truly feeling like they are in the film through the innovative incorporation of each sense. When a whale breaches on screen, guests will feel the ocean spray. If it is snowing on screen, it will even be snowing in the theater.”
SimEx-Iwerks are experts in 4-D cinema experiences, succesfully providing immersive theater experiences to North American zoos, aquariums, museums, and theme parks. They work closely with Warner Bros., 20th Century FOX, BBC Earth, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, and similar high quality producers to create their 4-D Experiences®.
Image above: Vintage Planetarium – Museum of Science, Boston