Museum of Science to debut 4-D theater in August

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The Museum of Science is entering the fourth dimension.

In the next few months, the Boston facility will swap its 3-D theater for a 4-D sensory experience. The new $2.5 million theater, slated to open in August, will synchronize physical effects with a 3-D film.

What will that experience be like? When a whale breaches on screen in the upcoming “Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience,” moviegoers might feel a mist as it hits the water. As Dora the Explorer swings on vines in a rain forest in “Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure,” the scent of bananas fills the room.

The films, in addition to “Happy Feet 4-D Experience!” will be the first to debut with the new theater.

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