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  • Tornado Alley

Opens September 17

Tornado Alley

Why do researchers crisscross the American Plains in search of some of the most destructive tornadoes on the planet? To better predict where and when tornadoes will strike, and to provide warnings that give those at risk a few more minutes to protect themselves and their families.

Follow Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, on separate missions to encounter one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events — the birth of a tornado. Journey along as they attempt to unlock the mysteries of the planet's most violent storms.

Tornado Alley is showing during the Museum's second annual Wild Weather Weekend — September 17 and 18 only!

Sponsored by MathWorks.

Tornado Alley is a co-production of Giant Screen Films and Graphic Films, in collaboration with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.


Approximately 50 minutes


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Recommended for: Grades 3 – 12 and adults

IMAX® Film

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  • Assistive Listening
  • Audio Description
  • Closed Captioning
  • Wheelchair Accessible