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- This offering is available only to schools as part of a Museum field trip.
- IMAX Film
- Recommended for grades 3 – 12 and adults
- Approximately 50 minutes; see schedule
- Mugar Omni Theater
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This film takes you on a breathtaking journey from extraordinary heights, featuring spectacular footage of extreme skydiving while delving into both the biology of risk-taking and the physics that make human flight possible.
Skydiving teams bring audiences along on a secure yet death-defying ride, initiating their jumps from speeding aircraft miles above the immensity of Florida's Keys and California's Mojave Desert. The film also introduces viewers to the awesome sport of BASE jumping, with teams of jumpers leaping off spectacular cliffs and mountains, culminating in 4,500-foot dives off the magnificent fjords of Norway.
More than a thrilling visual experience, the film sheds light on the psychological and physiological forces that are at play in extreme risk-taking and on the physics involved in skydiving, BASE jumping, parachuting, and their related activities.