Ice Age: Collision Course in Theaters Now!
My boys and I were hosted by 20th Century Fox & the American Museum of Natural History to a special screening of the film followed by a Q & A with famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. We had an amazing day as my boys were able to meet their hero.
Q & A with Neil deGrasse Tyson:
The interview was being moderated by Lambeth Hochwald from Parade Magazine and her son Zachary Kaplan,who is also, a contributing editor at Parade Magazine They have been covering the film Ice Age for a few weeks. Neil deGrasse lends his voice to Neil deBuck Weasel. A character that has a slight resemblance to Mr. deGrasse Tyson himself! While he is not new to voice over work, deGrasse Tyson only does it when it involves science. He admits it’s a bit harder for him because he’s not an actor. After several questions the mic was being passed around the floor and both of my son’s were able to ask Neil deGrasse Tyson a question.
Take a look:
My son Owen asks: Why and when did you become an astrophysicist?
In this video my son Noah asks “Why did you become a scientist and what college did you go to?
A Day at The American Museum of Natural History:
After the movie, interview and lunch we were shuttled to the American Museum of Natural History for a tour and show at the Hayden Planetarium that inspired Mr. deGrasse Tyson. We had been here before as a family, but having a special tour was fascinating.
We started with a new exhibition called Dinosaurs Among Us which explores the link between birds, actual living dinosaurs, and their extinct ancestors. My son had recently done a project on this topic so this was a big hit. The exhibit runs until January 2, 2017.
We then caught the show Dark Universe at the Hayden Planetarium. My boys were excited to hear Mr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s voice take them through the experience.
This first image is Dark matter
Dark matter is an invisible material that emits or absorbs no light but betrays its presence by interacting gravitationally with visible matter. This image from Dark Universe shows the distribution of dark matter in the universe, as simulated with a novel, high-resolution algorithm at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. © AMNH
The second image is Bell Horn
Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs in New Jersey is home to the Horn Antenna, the radio telescope that about 50 years ago was used to serendipitously discover the cosmic microwave background that provides direct evidence for the hot, dense state of the early universe. © AMNH
This was just too tremendous for me to get a photo of myself! This is the titanosaur! This titanosaur weighed around 70 tons—as much as 10 African elephants. The 122-foot-long cast is too large to fit into the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center at the Museum. Its 39-foot-long neck extends out towards the elevator banks and its head, which hangs 9.5 feet above the floor, peeks out of the gallery to welcome visitors to the fossil floor. With its neck up, this titanosaur is tall enough to peek into a five-story building. Discovered in 2014 in Argentine Patagonia, this dinosaur is so new that it has not even been formally named by the scientists who discovered it, from Argentina’s Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio (MEF).
You’ll have to go and see it for yourself! So, if you haven’t been to The American Museum of Natural History or if you haven’t visited this past year add this to your list! This will surely get your kids excited about science!
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Disclosure: Once again my boys and I were hosted by 20th Century Fox & the American Museum of Natural History (museum portion of event). all thoughts belong to me and my family!
Looks like your boys really enjoyed the event!
Liz Mays says
I like that it was inspiration for him as he worked on the movie. I’ve been to the museum before, but I’ll be looking with fresh eyes now.
What a fun event and cool interview experience! This movie looks and sounds like a great one for the kids (and grown-ups, too).
Rebecca Bryant says
How inspiring. I love when people are inspired or inspire me to see things differently.
Dawn McAlexander says
That sounds like a fun-filled yet educational afternoon. I would love to attend an event like this. It seems so cool.
Helene Cohen Bludman says
What a unique opportunity. I would love to go to an event like this.
My kids cannot wait to see this movie!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
We are looking forward to seeing this movie. It looks really cute.
I can’t wait to see this movie. It’s been too long since the last one. How fun you got to be at the interviews.
tara pittman says
That museum looks fascinating. My boys would love all the dinos.
Rachel Mouton says
This looks like so much fun! My kids cannot wait to see the new Ice Age 🙂
Amy Jones says
I need to see this movie soon! I’ve loved the previous ones
Sandy A La Mode says
That’s awesome you got to meet him! Seems like such a cute movie.
Melanie Smith says
Aww, I can’t wait to watch that movie! I’ve been waiting for a long time.
Karlyn Cruz says
My son is so excited for this movie. We can’t wait to watch this!
May Palacpac says
We would want to bringthe kids to the American Museum of Natural history someday. Right now, I have to work on taking them to the dino exhibit at the Mind Museum here, hehe. How cool is it that your kids get to talk and have photos with a man they admire!
Nicole Escat says
Oh, my son is asking if we can watch this movie. I can’t wait to see his reaction when we do!
Elizabeth O. says
That must have been an amazing experience for all of you. It’s always nice to be able to interview a star especially if you’re a huge fan of the movie.
Courtney Gillard says
Oh, this is a nice movie. It’s been years since the last one.
Agnes Dela Cruz says
This movie excites my kids 100%! They can’t get enough with Ice Age. I too is an avid fan of this movie.
Looks like a fun event and your boys will be enjoyed
Ana De- Jesus says
What a great event I love natural history and Ice Age is a great franchise.
Karlaroundtheworld | Karla says
Anything that involves Ice Age and dinosaurs are awesome for me! It’s good to know more what people with cool titles have to say like Mr. Degrasse.
We almost went to see it over the weekend. My teen saw it, she loved it. 🙂
Looks like a fun event & your boys had a lot of fun! Nice to e-meet you!
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Lisa Rios says
Ice Age movies are quiet amazing & I have watched the old version of them with my kids and very much excited for this new one as well. The American Museum looks amazing & I would love to explore it with my kids sometime as it could be a good learning experience for them!
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
Ice age movie are the best. And it seems you and your boys enjoyed it. I would love to spend quality time with my son just like that.