Take an extraordinary trip deep into Gombe and across four decades of research to experience the world of the chimpanzee as you've never seen it before with OmniDome Theater's latest offering, Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees at OmniDome Theater.
Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees invites viewers to be among the few humans who have ventured into the realm of the wild chimpanzee to see them at close range. Research has proven that chimpanzees and humans share nearly 99% of the same DNA, making chimps the closest relative to humans. Goodall's discoveries in forty years of research at Gombe – including her groundbreaking observations of chimpanzees making and using tools – have not only revolutionized our understanding of chimps, but ultimately of human behavior itself.
Goodall's relationship with Gombe's chimpanzees goes beyond a mere scientific interest – it has evolved into a genuine affection and commitment to their survival. Fascinated by the twenty-square-mile park and its charismatic inhabitants, Goodall established what has become the longest continuously running study of animals in the wild.
A giant screen film production team accompanied Goodall on her walks through the forest in search of her now-famous chimpanzee subjects: her longtime friend Fifi, whom Jane met as an infant chimpanzee when she first arrived at Gombe; Fifi's son Frodo, the alpha male of the community whose aggression has placed him atop the ranks in his community; Gremlin, her offspring Gaia, and the rare twins Golden and Glitter; and Titan, a juvenile chimpanzee whose attention-getting behavior may one day make him Frodo's successor as the group's alpha male.
Wild Chimpanzees is the first and only giant screen film on Goodall. Viewers will be touched by the history of her study and her passion for wildlife research and global conservation. The film will give them an amazing sense of closeness to the creatures who so nearly resemble humans, and it will leave them wondering who will carry Goodall's research and advocacy into the twenty-first century.
Show times for Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees are Monday, 2:20 and 4:40 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Noon, 2:20 and 4:40 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Noon, 2:20, 4:40, 6 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon, 2:20, 4:40 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for adults (13-64) and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12) plus tax. Combo rates that include Omniplex museum admission are also available.
Omniplex, a Smithsonian Institute affiliate, and OmniDome Theater are located in the heart of Oklahoma City's Adventure District at 2100 NE 52nd Street.
For more information on OmniDome Theater show times and/or pricing, please call 405.602.DOME (3663) or visit www.omniplex.org. For more information on Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees, please visit www.wildchimpanzees.org.
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