Programs & Events

Titans of the Ice Age 3D

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Movie
Date: 
Feb. 16, 2013 | Saturday, 2:00pm
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - WRAL 3D Theater, 1st floor

Titans of the Ice Age 3D“Titans of the Ice Age” transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldy frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Peer through the 3D canvas to an ancient world of ice when man shared the tundra with majestic woolly beasts.

Dazzling computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life — from saber-toothed cats and cave bears to dire wolves and woolly mammoths — giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans.

The Ice Age marks a dynamic chapter in the development of the human spirit, a great test of survival, a “trial by ice” that would compel our ancestors to seek understanding and meaning in nature.  These inventions and discoveries — art, language, clothing, the taming of fire — born of the Pleistocene, were tools that defined and civilized the human species.

Ironically, our spirit of ingenuity and survival instincts would ultimately provide us with the power and knowledge to alter the very forces of nature that once shaped our existence.  And the consequences, from species devastation to global warming, have become the great challenges in the modern era.  The Ice Age takes a thoughtful look at the relationships between the Earth, her resources and inhabitants, and our role in a changing world.  As the planet now warms by our own hand, jeopardizing thousands of species, how can we tap into the same great human capacity for innovation to solve today's emerging threats?