Dinosaurs of Antartica Producers, Deborah Raksany and Andy Wood, prepare a cryolophosaurus nest site. (courtesy Giant Screen Films)

Museum and Theater Return to Regular Hours

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, Dec. 21, 2021) – The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium will re-open on Sunday, December 26, with the premiere of the new full dome film Dinosaurs of Antartica. On the same day, the New Mexico Museum of Space History will return to regular operating hours which are Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday noon to five. The first original giant screen dinosaur film in over a decade, Dinosaurs of Antarctica introduces audiences to the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago. 

Featuring top-tier computer graphics from the studio responsible for visual effects in Bladerunner 2049, Life of Pi and other blockbuster Hollywood titles,Dinosaurs of Antarctica is an epic chronicle of a prehistoric world now lost to ice, a 250-million-year odyssey from the Permian ice age through the warm and lush Age of Dinosaurs – and back again to the frozen desert we know today. From glaciers to Glacialisaurus, the film brings Antarctica’s dramatic transformation to life with a cast of bizarre, new-to-science dinosaurs and a team of paleoecologists working to reconstruct Antarctica’s hidden—greener—past. Dinosaurs of Antarctica was produced by Giant Screen Films. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.

A male cryolophosaurus, the largest dinosaur predator of the Early Jurassic, is on the hunt in the primitive forests of Gondwana, prehistoric Antarctica. (courtesy Giant Screen Films)

Also showing at the New Horizons Theater will be the popular full dome film Apollo 11: First Steps and live educator led star shows twice daily. Apollo 11: First Steps showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. Featuring a recently discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and audio recordings, audiencesjoin Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or visit the website at www.nmspacemuseum.org. Like us at: www.facebook.com/NMSpaceMuseum/