Giveaway: Discover “Mysteries of the Unseen World” at the Natural History Museum


A brand new IMAX movie is opening at the National Museum of Natural History this Friday, September 26, and after catching a sneak preview of it last week, and I vouch that it’s quite a fascinating film. Even better, I have four tickets to see it ready to give away to one lucky winner.

A microscopic look at pond bubbles

A microscopic look at pond bubbles

Mysteries of the Unseen World is an extraordinary visual journey into dimensions not perceptible to the naked eye. Through the film’s innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology, viewers finally get a close-up look at some of the most minute particles of our universe and existence. Here’s more about the film from National Geographic:

Scientists are on the threshold of extraordinary advances born of our drive to see all that is hidden in the world around us. Each day, trail-blazing researchers are pushing the envelope with new technologies to peer with increasing clarity into these once-invisible dimensions. A new 3D/2D giant screen film takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into these unseen worlds beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things that are too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.

Audiences peer into unseen dimensions once reserved only for scientists to see a whole new universe of wondrous nature, daily events that escape the naked eye, and secrets crucial to our survival. The discoveries portrayed in the film are culled from those happening today in laboratories around the world, where existing and emerging technologies are yielding exciting new images of long-hidden worlds.

Clovermite gets a close-up

Clovermite gets a close-up

Mysteries of the Unseen World will be playing at the National Museum of Natural History’s Johnson IMAX Threatre through March 10, 2015. Showtimes vary, and tickets are $9.

GIVEAWAY: For a chance to win 4 tickets to see Mysteries of the Unseen World, simply leave a comment below telling me your child’s or your favorite IMAX film that you’ve seen at one of the Smithsonian theatres. To be eligible, you must also like KidFriendly DC on Facebook. This is a quick giveaway that will only run through tomorrow, Thursday, September 25, so get your entries in soon! Good luck!


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32 Responses to Giveaway: Discover “Mysteries of the Unseen World” at the Natural History Museum

  1. Valerie

    Flight of the Butterflies! Our favorite IMAX movie

  2. Susan Gage

    We are taking our grandson to DC for the first timein October. This will be his first trip to the Smithsonian and would love this film

  3. Jenny

    My daughter is only 5 and hasn’t actually seen an IMAX movie yet, but she is a science fanatic and I think she would love this movie!

  4. Colleen

    Space Station!

  5. Suzette

    To Fly – really feels like you are flying.

  6. Doreen Morgan

    heck we would all love to see it!!! kids favorite IMax movie? They have only seen one: Volcanos of the Deep

  7. Robin Crabb

    Haven’t seen one yet, but would love to!

  8. Rachel Bradford

    To the stars and back

  9. To Fly- thx for.the chance….would be so great!

  10. Susie

    Flight of the Butterflies was a lot of fun to see in IMAX!

  11. Christy

    Looks amazing!!

  12. Andrea Travis

    Flight of the Butterflies!

  13. Andrea Travis

    Flight of the Butterflies

  14. Jenny Howard

    We saw the lemurs of Madagascar and it was amazing. My kids were in awe!

  15. Robin

    I thought “To Fly!” was amazing which says a lot since I have a fear of flying! We would love to go to this one. Thanks!

  16. Kelly Slater’s “The Ultimate Wave Tahiti!” We all wanted to be surfers after that one.

  17. Julie

    I don’t I ever was at the IMAX, but this sounds like something I’d like to see, even if I don’t win the free tickets 🙂

  18. Nicole

    We recently saw an IMAX on fighter jet pilots at the National Air & Space Museum in Dulles that my kids & I loved. 🙂

  19. taryn

    We’ve been planning to take our son to see his first IMAX movie before the holidays, so this would be an exciting first film!

  20. Claudia Diaz

    My childs name is Yoel and we have seen ” To Fly ” We love the National Air and Space Museum!

  21. Madhuri Perera

    Lemurs of Madagascar, natural history museum, it was fantastic

  22. Heather

    We’ve never seen an IMAX movie at the smithsonian. This will be our first!

  23. María st. Onge

    I saw this on the fb page! My sons or out familia have never Been to one of these films or museums since we just moved here! But I can tell you that my sons are crazy about science! They ask to do experiments at any slumber party and when given the choice on something fun to do they go for science! This would be amazing for our family since this Saturday is my
    Oldest son’s birthday! He would be stoked!! And wouldn’t be sad about not having his friends and family
    From California to celebrate with!
    Good luck to everyone!! 🙂

  24. Jessi Cates-Bristol


  25. sergio

    my son love all the space IMAX movies

  26. Kate

    Giants of Patagonia was my son’s favorite. Journey to the Stars is my favorite at the Air and Space museum

  27. Anastasia Aksyuk

    Wasn’t Hubble 3D a great movie? This one looks worth watching too!

  28. Christine

    We have not seen many but my son did enjoy one that my husband took him to about D-Day.

  29. SD

    Pretty much all of them at National Museum of Natural History. Currently, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar.

  30. Ani

    To Fly! is our favorite! Thanks for the chance to win these tickets.

  31. Jen CN

    Happy to find you on Facebook! My little guy has only seen one- Hidden Universe- this one looks right up his alley!

  32. Well, we just moved to the Hill over Labor Day weekend, so my kids have never seen an IMAX, much less at the Smithsonian. This would be a fabulous opportunity to try something new! I stumbled upon your blog & per your recommendation, took them to the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Postal Museum. We loved it, thanks!

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