The boys and I went to the Indiana State Museum to check out the latest IMAX documentary, National Geographic’s Extreme Weather 3D. While the mom in me loves these documentaries because they are only about an hour long, the teacher in me loves them because they are full of substance. Suitable for the entire family, National Geographic’s Extreme Weather showcases tornadoes, forest fires, and glacial thaw and touches on issues such as global warming.

I was a bit worried that the kids would be scared (they are 3 and 4) but the movie is very gentle. While it does have some breathtaking scenes which show the fires and also the waves made by falling chunks of glacier, there are no people in peril in this film. The movie is also pleasantly free of ear-shattering clamor. Hooray! No need to huddle in the back of the theater. Overall, a must-see for any nature lover or budding scientist.

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National Geographic Presents Extreme Weather 3D at The Imax Theater in The Indiana State Museum

An Astonishing Film about Wildfires, Melting Glaciers, Tornadoes and How These Powerful Forces Are Colliding

National Geographic presents an immersive new giant-screen 3D film experience that brings audiences face-to-face with Mother Nature at her most dangerous. Traveling to Alaska’s melting glaciers, filmmakers capture the action as massive chunks of ice shear off into the frigid water with explosive force. Here in the Midwest, cameras roll as storm chasers risk their lives to capture data as deadly tornadoes race toward them. And in drought- ravaged California, filmmakers embed themselves with courageous first responders fighting to contain raging wildfires.

The IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum will begin screenings of EXTREME WEATHER 3D on February 24. Tickets are on sale now.

Featuring insights from experts including National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Erin Pettit and Oklahoma tornado researcher Justin Walker, EXTREME WEATHER 3D dramatically demonstrates how climate change is rapidly affecting our land, oceans and atmosphere to produce natural disasters as ruinous as they are spectacular. The film unveils the surprising linkages between these three areas, demonstrating how a small change in one place can have large effects elsewhere.

Directed and filmed by Sean Casey (“Storm Chasers”, “Tornado Alley”, “Forces of Nature”), EXTREME WEATHER 3D showcases breathtaking cinematography reflecting Casey’s life-long immersion in the world of giant-screen nature documentaries. “I’ve always had a fascination with weather,” says Casey. “We wanted to go into the field and capture incredible imagery. The 150-foot flames, the 400-foot wall of ice falling, the tornadoes — there’s a majesty to all of that. The way I see it, EXTREME WEATHER 3D lives at the crossroads of beauty and destruction.” The film is produced by Jen Casey and Narrated by Emmy Award®-winning actor Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,” “Six Feet Under”).



“This film offers viewers an up-close look at some of the most astonishing and potentially deadly natural phenomena, while showing how they are interconnected and changing our world in dramatic ways,” says Craig Mince Theater Manager at the IMAX Theater. “It’s exactly the type of film that needs to be seen on the BIG IMAX screen.”

In addition to offering exciting and educational cinematic options, the downtown IMAX validates parking in the White River State Park parking garage for moviegoers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit