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An Evening with Jane Goodall
at the Museum of Discovery and Science March 24, 2005

Friends of The Museum of Discovery and Science will get the chance to meet the world renowned primatologist, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace, on March 24, 2005, when she visits the Museum for "An Evening with Jane Goodall," sponsored by Bank of America.
At 6:30 p.m., Dr. Goodall will introduce the IMAX® film, Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, which she narrates. It is a journey into the hearts, minds and world of Dr. Goodall’s now-famous chimpanzee subjects from Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Viewers will follow as Dr. Goodall ventures through the forest to get rare and up-close observations of chimpanzees as they hunt, play and communicate with one another. The film documents Dr. Goodall’s groundbreaking observations of chimpanzee behavior and social structure, which have not only revolutionized our understanding of chimps, but ultimately of human behavior itself.
"…Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees is that rare large-format film that is downright moving," wrote Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel movie critic.

After the film, she will conduct a Q&A session followed by a coffee and dessert reception, where there will be further opportunity to meet and greet Dr. Goodall.
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research into chimpanzee behavior—research which transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats and is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa and the Roots & Shoots education program in more than 87 countries. For more information, please visit

To inquire about the event and to purchase tickets, please contact Laura Bauer at 954-712-1159. Event tickets are $150. Proceeds will benefit both the Museum and the Jane Goodall Institute.

Dr. Goodall will also attend the benefit, Africa to the Everglades, which will raise funds for her institute. Call of Africa’s Native Visions Art Gallery will host the JGI on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 809 East Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301. For an Africa to the Everglades show catalogue or for more information call 954-767-9714 or 239-643-3785.

For the public, there will be special screenings of the film, Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, on Friday, March 25, 2005 at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 12 p.m. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to another IMAX® film that day. For more information call 954-713-0930.

The Blockbuster® IMAX®Theater owned and operated by the Museum of Discovery and Science, opened in 1992. The 300-seat theater is a showcase of state-of-the-art motion picture technology. The Blockbuster® IMAX®Theater features a 60 ft. x 80 ft. screen and a 15,000 watt digital sound system that delivers six discrete channels of clear sound through 42 speakers. The IMAX® projector’s 15,000 watt Xenon bulb projects images of unsurpassed brilliance and clarity onto the five-story-high screen. Both 2D and 3D films are shown in the theater. 3D films are viewed using electronic headsets. The IMAX® experience is an unparalleled fusion of sight and sound. For show times, visitors should call 954-463-IMAX (4629).

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs, and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors each year. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: American Express, City Furniture, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun-Sentinel and Wachovia.

The Museum is open seven days a week (365 days a year); Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. General admission prices are $14 for adults; $13 for seniors; $12 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one IMAX® film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637) or visit our web site at

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