New OMNIMAX® film immerses you in world’s most remote caves at the Cincinnati Museum Center

CINCINNATI – Secrets to Earth’s history are buried deep underground. Science and adventure come together in Cincinnati Museum Center’s newest OMNIMAX® film. Ancient Caves takes you alongside scientists as they seek to better understand Earth’s climate history by studying some of the world’s most hidden realms. Ancient Caves opens November 20.

Ancient Caves follows paleoclimatologist Dr. Gina Moseley on a mission to unlock the secrets of the Earth’s climate in the most unlikely of places: caves. Until recently, scientists had no reliable way to accurately study the climate of Earth’s distant past. Dr. Moseley and her team of cave explorers travel the world exploring vast underground worlds in search of stalagmite samples – geologic “fingerprints” – that reveal clues about the planet’s climate history. Their quest leads them to some of the world’s most remote caves, both above and below the water, in France, Iceland, the Bahamas, Death Valley and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Together, they go where very few humans will ever go, revealing the incredible lengths scientists will go to study the unknown.

“Ancient Caves takes audiences to some of the most extraordinary and beautiful places on the planet as it follows a team of researchers searching for clues hundreds of feet below the earth’s surface,” said director Jonathan Bird. “These deep underwater caves are other-worldly, like something straight out of a sci-fi film, and audiences can expect to see things they’ve never seen before. The film has something for everyone, whether it’s adventure, science or just pure beauty.”

The film is not only thrilling audiences, but has also garnered attention for its groundbreaking research. Dr. Moseley was awarded the prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise for her climate research in caves in the Arctic explored during the filming.

Narrated by Emmy Award®-winning actor Bryan Cranston, Ancient Caves is directed by Emmy Award®-winning underwater cinematographer Jonathan Bird, who has specialized in documentary and underwater film production for more than 30 years. The film features music composed and arranged by Emmy Award®-winning composer Bruce Zimmerman and the prestigious City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ancient Caves is produced by Oceanic Research Group Films and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. The Giant Dome Theater Consortium, a group of seven prestigious museums including Cincinnati Museum Center, provided financial support and guidance in the production of Ancient Caves.

Ancient Caves is a family-friendly film and runs 40 minutes. For showtimes, tickets and more information, visit cincymuseum.org/ancient-caves

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