Anyone seen the Space Show and IMAX @ American Museum of Natural History? How is it?
I saw both the current shows (THE SEARCH FOR LIFE: ARE WE ALONE? narrated by Harrison Ford and PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE narrated by Tom Hanks). Terrific! Definitely recommend them.
I haven't seen the SonicVision show (the light show set to music they show at night) but I went to a different one several years ago and enjoyed that, too.
I have seen both space shows, both were good. I would recommend Passport to the Universe over The Search for Life, however.
I saw it last year. It was ok, especially if you've never seen a laser/video show in a planetarium before.
I used to see "Laser Rock" and similar shows at the Hayden, so to me, SonicVision was nothing new. I wish the show was longer. I guess I didn't feel I got my money's worth. As people did "back in the day" with laser shows, I'm sure that the show would been enhanced if I was equally, internally enhanced.
Having said that, the CGI in SonicVision is pretty cool, and the patterns and ideas are inventive.
In SonicVision, there are homages and references to early computer-animation video and electronica bands from the late 70s and early 80s (like Kraftwerk and Art of Noise), so if you are familiar with those bands, you'll appreciate the imagery more. Some of it reminded also me of the animated classic "Yellow Submarine".
It also helps if you like Moby and similar artists of today.
I am a bit confused, sorry if this question is too dumb. so SonicVision is something different from Space Show and IMAX? I am checking their admission (price) page
I cant find an admission fee for SonicVision???
Yes, Sonic Vision is a separate show. Sorry I wasn't clear. Here is the link:
From the webpage:
Buy one, get one free admission to SonicVision beginning January 21, 2005.
SonicVision is presented every Friday and Saturday evening, at 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30p.m.
SonicVision will not be shown on Friday, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 24th, and 31st.
There will be no 7:30p.m. showing on November 25th, 26th and December 30th.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday night shows are:
$15 for the general public and $12 for Members, and do not include Museum admission.
You may buy tickets at the door, online or by calling Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
A service charge may apply. Show times are subject to change.
Thanks queensboulevard for the details.. I bet I can skip the webpage! hahaa... just kidding.. am going to check out the site too!