Monday, May 3, 2010

Win an IMAX field trip to the Detroit Science Center for your class!

The film Arabia recently made its world debut on Michigan’s largest IMAX® screen taking viewers deep into the heart of a precious land few outsiders will ever visit, a world cloaked in myth, mystery and misinformation. We now invite teachers to give their classes a deeper understanding of this most fascinating culture and way of life by registering to win a free field trip to Michigan’s largest science center.

The Detroit Science Center is giving schools the opportunity to ask questions and get answers about this distant land along with a chance to win a free field trip to see Arabia now showing in their Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre. Explore what your students have to ask and e-mail questions to We’ll draw and notify one random school on May 12 to receive an Explorer plus Theaters field trip for up to 30 students before the end of the school year. This field trip also includes a bus allowance of up to $400 with the Detroit Science Center’s transportation vendor (no cash value).

Film student and Arabia main character Hamzah Jamjoom will answer many of the questions asked by our area students and teachers here on our blog Arabia will have your students riding the dunes with a camel caravan, diving into the treasure-laden Red Sea, exploring the ruins of a towering lost city, hurtling back into the Islamic golden age of invention, and joining the Hajj, where each year 2-3 million Muslims arrive in the holy city of Makkah to reaffirm their faith, creating the largest single human gathering on Earth.


Hamzah Jamjoom is a passionate young Saudi Arabian film student who returns to his home country in Arabia to take an eye-opening journey through its past and present. Born and raised in Jeddah, Hamzah came to the U.S. at the age of 17, accompanying his college-age sister. Now 25, and approaching the end of his own graduate film studies at Chicago’s DePaul University, his driving dream is to join a youthful generation of scientists, thinkers and innovators in Saudi Arabia who he believes will fulfill on the potential for a new Golden Age for his country

here to learn more about this IMAX® experience or download the Arabia educator guide from the programs area on our website

1 comment:

  1. What a great opportunity! My seventh grade students have studied the Arabian peninsula, however they have many questions and misconceptions about the people and way of life there. They also have many questions about, and misconceptions over the Islamic faith. As a teacher, it's important to me they understand that not everyone from this region is a terrorist or plotting against the United States!