Titans of the Ice Age, a 2013 production of Giant Screen Films in association with The Field Museum, Chicago, is an action-packed immersive portal to the great Pleistocene ice age, 20,000 years back in time. The film transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization, investigating the causes and results of the ice age as we attempt to understand the Earth’s past and better prepare for its future.
Using state-of-the-art animation technology, the new Omnimax show Titans of the Ice Age brings the audience to the frigid Ice Age twenty thousand years ago to admire the beautiful scenery of majestic glaciers and vast expanses of grasslands. We shall roam across extensive grasslands with ancient giants like saber-toothed cats, cave bears, dire wolves, ground sloths and woolly mammoths which were both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans. Whilst entering the caves of mankind, we would be amazed at how they used their wisdom to survive the chilly winter.
Shot largely in and around the picturesque Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park, Alaska and the Northern Great Plains, Titans of the Ice Age captivates audiences with a vision of a world inhabited by creatures both familiar and exotic — leading us to consider the possible fates of today’s living mammals. As our climate continues to warm and human encroachment threatens the existence of thousands of species, could the megafauna of our millennia — elephants, bison, tigers — be lost to time like their Ice Age cousins?
Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands. Witness a time when the hunters became the hunted. Journey to a lost age of mighty snow titans … an age of ice.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Showtime: 9am, 11am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
As with all planetarium shows, this show includes large moving images which may affect people with photosensitive epilepsy, balance disorders and/or extreme motion sickness.