Humans worry a lot about the big world around us--birth, death, sex, power, war. And in the much smaller world around us--the world of insects--things aren't much different. Bugs are constantly struggling to find a mate, fight battles, locate food and avoid being brutally killed by other insects; compared to the relatively plush life of most humans, being an insect is a hand-to-mouth existence. Or should we say a leg-to-proboscis-or-mandible existence? Anyhow, the IMAX film Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, narrated by Judi Dench, sheds some light on the hardscrabble day-to-day life of more than 40 bugs in a Borneo rainforest. The film centers on a preying mantis, who you will see catching a fly faster than you can blink, and a butterfly, whose final stage of metamorphosis--exiting its chrysalis--is fully captured on film. Viewers will also meet other bugs and a few non-bugs, such as snakes, frogs and millions of bats. Catch the film daily through March 10, 2011, at the Museum of Nature and Science, 3535 Grand Ave. and 1318 S. 2nd Ave. in Fair Park. IMAX admission is $6 for children and seniors, and $7 for adults. To buy tickets or for more info, call 214-428-5555 or visit natureandscience.org.
Dec. 8-June 9, 2010